Hawaii Canine Assistance Network Announces “Fur-Friendly” Fundraiser

March 3rd, 2010

February 2010

FROM: Hawaii Canine Assistance Network (Hawaii CAN)
P O Box 831
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 781-2596
Email: info@hawaiican.org
Web: hawaiican.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hawaii Canine Assistance Network Announces “Fur-Friendly” Fundraiser

The Hawaii Canine Assistance Network (Hawaii CAN), a Hawaii 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is proud to announce its inaugural fundraiser: Green Dog Night—a “far out” fundraiser dinner celebrating the disco days of the 70’s with a splash of green charm. Hip and cool dogs are welcome at this fur-friendly event on Saturday, March 20, from 6 to 9 pm at the Keehi Lagoon Veteran’s Memorial, John A Burns Hall.

Guests will have a groovy time enjoying a slamming silent auction, fab food and drinks for people and pups, a cool canine costume contest and more. The fundraiser will also feature dynamite doggie action stations featuring: Dog House Hawaii, Doggie Adventures and Training, Hawaii Pet Magazine, and Juju Beadz. Entertainment will include the swinging sounds of JT Nish Productions. The event emcee will be local favorite Janice Terukina Morimoto.

Hawaii CAN’s Green Dog Night promises to be a great opportunity for photos and videos. All members of the press are invited.

For more information, call 781-2596 or email info@hawaiican.org. Or visit our website at hawaiican.org.

About Hawaii Canine Assistance Network (Hawaii CAN)

Hawaii CAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation fulfilling our two-fold mission of raising and training service dogs for persons with disabilities in Hawai`i while serving our community in rehabilitating “at-risk” populations.

In Hawai`i, it is estimated that 150,000 people are living with disabilities. Of these 150,000 persons, an estimated 22,000 have difficulty with self-care and mobility in their home and while in public. A service dog trained in skills and behaviors that match a person’s needs, health considerations, and lifestyle can greatly improve one’s independence and quality of life. Service dogs provide two additional benefits: (1) they create an emotional outlet for their human companion while giving unconditional love and (2) they serve as a “bridge” between the “disabled world” and the “nondisabled world.”

Hawaii CAN raises, trains and places skilled service dogs with people in Hawai`i who have physical disabilities. Hawaii CAN is also forging partnerships with health care, educational and other forensic facilities that will use our service dogs in-training to teach vocational and life management skills as well as facilitate interpersonal rehabilitation for “at-risk” populations within such facilities. In exchange, our service dogs in-training are able to acquire the training, socialization and skills needed to become certified service dogs.

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