Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Susquehanna Service Dogs is one of 41 organizations participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Our goal is to raise $20,000—the actual cost of raising and training one service dog.

Service dogs change lives. Beyond performing tasks like picking up objects, finding and retrieving the phone, pulling a manual wheelchair, and alerting to sounds, service dogs open the door to countless opportunities. One mother said, “I can honestly say I have seen more good results from my son and SSD Shamrock being together than I have from any service, treatment, therapy, hospital, doctor, etc.”

There are several ways you can support Susquehanna Service Dogs in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. You can form a team, raise money, and walk in the Walk on May 18, 2013. Or you can be a virtual walker and make a donation to SSD.

Event Details

May 18, 2013
On-site registration starts at 7:45 a.m.
5K Walk starts at 9 a.m.
One Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.

Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)
1 HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Join Susquehanna Service Dogs for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
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  Guest post by Gwen Wenger. Gwen, her husband Keith, and her daughter Emma have been volunteering with SSD in many ways for the past three years. Emma is partnered with SSD Kindle.   My husband, Keith, and I have a beautiful 12-year-old daughter, named Emma, with a very rare seizure syndrome from birth. Emma has multiple disabilities. She does not...
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