Doggedly devoted to American veterans who have served the nation, Law and Order:SVU stars Richard Belzer and Danny Pino will join bestselling author/animal advocate Wendy Diamond for a fundraising event that will offer both a tasty meal and food for thought.
In honor of National Service Dog Month, on September 30th animal lovers are invited to take part in a patriotic breakfast benefitting K9s for Warriors, a non-profit established by Shari Duval (wife of golfing great Bobby Duval) which saves shelter dogs from euthanization and offers them a new lease on life helping veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
Taking place at the Omni Berkshire Hotel in New York City as part of Wendy Diamond’s Bark Business Tour for her new book How To Train Your Boss to Roll Over (which is dedicated to those who have defended our freedom), through AnimalFair.com’s Crowdrise campaign for the New York event more than $21,000 has already been raised, which is enough for two New York veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to receive a service dog and attend the K9s for Warriors program. A total of $130,000 has been raised for the cause so far, with 13 service dogs for 13 veterans.
The New York event will honor Alex, who served in the United States Army for six years, and graduated from K9s For Warriors in August 2012, where he was paired with Skip, a Labradoodle.
Proceeds from Wendy Diamond’s Bark Business Tour will benefit K9s for Warriors, with the author determined to fetch at least $150,000 for the organization. The tour includes stops in Los Angeles on October 5th; New Orleans on October 11th; San Diego on November 10th; Dallas on November 14th and Philadelphia on November 16th. and will include support from such stars as Ellen DeGeneres (who is donating Halo Pet Brand dog buffets throughout the tour); Glee star Jane Lynch; pop music icons The Go-Gos; Raising Hope cast member Garret Dillahunt; supermodel Tyson Beckford; New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and John Ingram from Ingram Industries.
When: September 30, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Omni Berkshire Hotel at 21 East 52nd Street at Madison Avenue, New York, New York
For more information:
- visit http://animalfair.com
For more information regarding Animal Fair’s Crowdwise campaign for the New York fundraiser:
- visit www.crowdrise.com/newyorkk9s4warriors
Photo Credit: Animal Fair