Service Dogs Fundraiser
Photo by Dave Steers
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Pemberton Royal Canadian Legion
Admission: $12 to $15
Pemberton Royal Canadian Legion
The Royal Canadian Legion understands how important it is for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to get the help they need. One of the most cost-effective and genuinely helpful ways to do this is to provide service dogs to veterans with clinically diagnosed PTSD. The Royal Canadian Legion knows that the value of these dogs to their veterans is priceless; the cost to train one dog is $10,000.
These service dogs are trained to perform tasks specific to Veterans with clinically diagnosed PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), by
providing tactile stimulation to disrupt emotional overload;
assisting the Veteran to leave an area by finding an exit;
waking the Veteran from night terrors;
rousing the Veteran from fear paralysis or a dissociative spell;
preventing emotional overload;
performing home sweeps upon return from an outing;
alerting external help during a crisis;
providing assistance for Veterans with reduced mobility (e.g. prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs) and other health conditions (e.g. seizure, high blood pressure);
giving essential life support to those who have served with Canadian Forces and have now returned home with PTSD - an invisible, debilitating, and not widely discussed condition; and giving the Veteran unconditional love and being non-judgmental; providing their owner with the unwavering sense that someone always has their back.
Dinner, Silent Auction, Long Arm Draw
The fundraiser will include dinner, a silent auction and a long arm draw. All proceeds will be donated to the Legion Service Dog Program to provide a dog for a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
We hope to see you there! Please consider giving generously to help provide a veteran with the service they deserve.