5:30 - 9:00 p.m. on April 20, 2017 in Ogden, Utah
Join the Utah Wasatch Champions Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence for our sixth annual Imagine Independence fundraising event! Canine Companions provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities free of charge.
Imagine Independence will feature local Canine Companions human-canine teams, and will include a dinner and silent auction at the Union Station Browning Theater in Ogden. Guests may mingle with the teams to learn firsthand how Canine Companions assistance dogs enable independence.
IMAGINE... Not being able to reach a light switch or an elevator button. Not being able to open the door or pick up your dropped keys. Not being able to hear the smoke alarm. Imagine your child not being able to relate to the world.
Now, Imagine Independence.
Independence made possible by highly-trained assistance dogs that respond to the needs of adults and children with disabilities provided free of charge by Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions relies on donations to provide these canine helpers for free. It costs approximately $50,000 to fund a dog's breeding, training and the ongoing follow-up services after the dog is placed.
Your support of Imagine Independence will enable Canine Companions to provide assistance dogs to children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, including wounded veterans. Canine Companions even provides facility dogs to work alongside healthcare or special education providers. As always, there is no charge to the recipients of these wonderful dogs. In 2014, Canine Companions graduated 289 teams, followed by 309 in 2015 and 366 in 2016. In Utah, there are 26 assistance dogs helping children and adults with disabilities daily.
Please help support this life-changing program!
If you have questions regarding Imagine Independence, please contact Event Co-Chair Linda Weiskopf at firstname.lastname@example.org or Event Co-Chair Kathy Peterson at email@example.com.