So many people ask us what happens to the puppies that do not graduate. They go in many different directions. Here is Neiman who was Career Changed and moved with a puppy raiser family to the Chicago IL area. He is showing “life is good”! As Neiman’s raiser I am so happy that Neiman is happily living with Marcia and family. He couldn’t be in a better place.
This was the Braille Institute of Orange County Summer BBQ for the families of blind and visually impaired children. http://www.brailleinstitute.org/orangecounty/ Linda Becker & “Anchorage” Outreach Alumni Representative Guide Dogs for the Blind. For more information call: 949-552-5524
BAARK met for a club picnic June 10 to say good-bye to 4 special raisers who are going on to new adventures. BAARK thanks you sooooo much.
Over ten million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and Usher syndrome. Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases. The Foundation funds leading-edge research in areas such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants, and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies.
Since 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $25 million to support the mission of the Foundation. Over 50 walks are planned for 2013, including the 8th Annual Orange County VisionWalk at Angel Stadium.
Join us on Sunday, June 9th as we round the bases once more for a cure. The morning will be filled with fun, food, bounce house and other kid activities, and a live performance by local musician, Davis Fetter, so make a difference! Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness and take important steps towards a cure by participating in this fun and family-friendly event.
A cure is in sight…and you can speed the pace of research! Join us next year.
We took the puppies to the Phil Paxton Equestrian Center to experience horses. We had an extra treat of going in the neighborhood to see some Llamas. None of the puppies had any trouble with the horses or llamas. They also did well around the people and the other dogs too. Good puppies!!
Deborrah Kraimer & her Guide Dog Sheena did a presentation for Delta Gamma at UC Riverside about blindness, guide dogs and guide dog puppies in training. I took Neiman and Petey. Eileen brought Franco. It was nice to show Puppies, a working Guide and a Career Changed dog. The girls there were amazing in their passion for their cause. We even tried to recruit them to be puppy raisers.
Service for Sight
Protecting the gift of sight is one of Delta Gamma’s highest priorities. Since 1936, Delta Gamma’s philanthropic purpose has been to stop blindness before it starts. For men and women for whom blindness is a fact, the mission has been to impact the quality of their lives in myriad positive ways.
More than 100 Delta Gamma collegiate chapters host Anchor Splash to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation. This competitive swim meet is for sororities, fraternities and campus organizations where they compete in synchronized swimming, relay races and individual competition.
Blindness Support Center
The women of Delta Gamma always volunteer at Riverside’s Blindness Support Center. They take part in the daily activities of the visually impaired always striving to assist them with anything.