Let Freedom Ride, Win A Bike

 |  May 11th 2009  |   5 Contributions


I wanted to let Dogsters know about the Dublin Dog Foundation's current fundraising campaign.

The DDF promotes humanity's use of dogs in therapeutic and service capacities. Service and guide dogs make a huge difference to those in need. Whether it's a guide dog for the blind or therapy dog visiting the ill these dogs change lives.

The Dublin Dog Foundation is partnering with Canine Assistants to raise the funds needed to support the life of one service dog - which will be given to a Cerebral Palsy patient in need. To do this, they have fabricated a one-of-a-kind bike & sidecar, which will be raffled off online, and then ridden in the 2009 Let Freedom Bark Ride on the 4th of July.

The Ride will be a 24 hour-a-day, 400 mile charity ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Washington D.C. The foundation's fundraising goal of $20,000 will help to cover all the costs associated with the dog's training, graduation, food and medical bills for the dog's lifetime.

The national raffle is now live via the Dublin Dog Foundation website, where any dog lover can buy raffle tickets for a minimum donation of $5.00 for a chance to win the official Dublin Dog Foundation one-of-a-kind bike & sidecar with an estimated value of $3,000.

This is a great way for dog lovers to get involved in a national campaign to support service dogs and the amazing relationship they have with their human companions.

This looks like a really fun event, you can follow along on the DDF's blog. If you're adventurous you can even join in the ride, email volunteer@dublindogfoundation.net for more information.

If you would like to win this very cool looking bike the DDF has offered up a raffle ticket for us to give away. All you need to do to get a chance to win the ticket is leave your name in the comment section at the bottom of this post. I will pick a winner on Friday, May 15th.

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