Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Miami Dolphins Foundation Volunteers at 4th Annual Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk

Walk, Waggle and Stroll! Members of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams organization will join walkers and their dogs, including guide dogs, other service animals and regular pet companions, on a walk to pledge support for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Sunday, March 6. This year’s event is hosted by Honorary ‘Dog’nitaries, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman and NBC Chief Meteorologist John Morales.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Sally Heyman with Dog Walk
Committee Chair Carol Russo
“In addition to raising much-needed funds for our programs at Miami Lighthouse, which provide rehabilitation and vocational training to thousands of people every year, our fourth annual 'Walk, Waggle and Stroll' Dog Walk will be a wonderful awareness-raiser for the presence of service animals of all kinds in our community,” said Miami Lighthouse CEO Virginia A. Jacko, who is blind and uses a guide dog, Kieran.

De‘Tails’ for the event are as follows: registration for the Dog Walk begins at 9 am at the Shops at Midtown Miami, located at 3401 N. Miami Avenue. Some of the morning’s activities include “Bagels and Bones Breakfast” sponsored by Publix, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks; contest prizes for cutest, look-alike and most talented dog; and raffle prizes. Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage, and walkers are welcome with or without dogs. On-site registration is $20; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers.

The Miami Lighthouse is Florida’s largest and oldest private agency serving the blind and visually impaired. In addition to providing free vision care to thousands of financially disadvantaged children each year, Miami Lighthouse helps more than two thousand blind and visually impaired people and their families learn to live safe and independent lives while coping with vision loss.

For more information please visit or call Kristina Pham at 786-382-7514.

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