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Tri-State K-9 Response Team, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides crisis response and emotional support. We do this with trained/certified teams of dogs and their handlers. Why do we do it? We do it because it makes a difference. Every visit touches lives and helps to heal each person we connect with. Life is so precious and exciting, but it is also filled with challenges and tragedy. More and more people find themselves isolated without the support of family or friends. Our canine ambassadors fill this gap and provide unconditional support and comfort. Solace for victims of a natural or man-made disaster might only be found in the moments they spend with these amazing canines.
Help make a difference in someone else’s life by donating or registering to run/walk/attend this amazing event. Your support allows us to continue this work and reach out to more and more people in need. Thank you for your consideration.
Online registration closes on September 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
This fun-filled event will start with a certified 5K road race/walk and a 1 mile fun walk. Participants are encouraged to run or walk with their well-conditioned dogs. Registration opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 8:45 AM. 5 K runners will then move to the start line, followed by 5K walkers, and 1 mile fun walkers. The race starts promptly at 9:00 AM.
All are welcome to the post race party which will be like no other! Meet Kathy Orr, Weather Anchor, FOX 29 News! There will be food, music including a bagpiper, animal communicator, contests, demonstrations, awards and numerous vendors with unique services and items for purchase. Join us in showing your patriotism when we honor the Tri-State K-9 Response Team 2017 Hero of the Year, Andrew Einstein!
This past September, Riverton resident Andrew Einstein, a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps., walked 100 miles from the Liberty Bell to the Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan. He took the “Long Walk” with two fellow Marines and their service dogs, including Einstein’s K-9 Gunner, to honor their fallen brothers, as well as bring awareness to PTSD. Einstein, who is a Westampton Township police officer, suffered a traumatic brain injury from a grenade blast while serving in Afghanistan and received a Purple Heart. Since being home, he has lived with PTSD. The walk may have raised over $11,000 but for Einstein, it was more about showing how those who suffer from PTSD can still be active members of society. He says he is living proof of that, and credits his wife Jill and his service dog for helping him cope with the effects of PTSD. If you would like to read more about Andrew and The Long walk click here.
Shirts will be available for the first 300 registrants. Shirt sizes range from small to adult 2XX. Swag bags while supplies last. Water and light refreshments provided to racers.
Top Male Runner, Top Female Runner, Top Runner/Dog Team
Top 3 in age groups: 19 and under, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59, 60 and above
Best Stars and Stripes Costume, Top Fundraising Team, Top Individual Fundraiser
Event Contact: 856-354-1434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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