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Monday, May 11, 2009

Take your dog for a walk!

You will be in good company and help a great cause

The 2009 Walk for Fidelco fundraising event will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at the Manchester Community College, Great Path, Manchester. More than 2,000 people and hundreds of dogs walked last year in support of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and this year, an Honor/Memorial trail, complete with rose bushes, will pay tribute to special people and four-legged friends, organizers said.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fidelco is New England’s only guide dog school and has 53 Connecticut clients; 20 of whom live in the greater Hartford area. It also has clients in 33 other states and four provinces in Canada.

Schedule of events:
8:30a.m.: Opening Ceremony-Fidelco staff; clients and guide dogs; and The First Governor’s Foot Guard kick off the 2009 Walk for Fidelco.

10:15 a.m.: Foster families and training staff will demonstration the skills Fidelco dogs learn from puppy-hood to becoming guide dogs.

11:00 a.m.: Closing ceremony-Fidelco says “thank you” for taking a few extra steps to help men and women who are blind make great strides along the road to independence with Fidelco guide dogs at their sides.

For more information, visit http://www.walkforfidelco.org/

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