You Can Help Dog Guides This Month!

The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) is an accredited organization that relies on the fundraising event, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides, to empower people living with disabilities or agencies assisting people who have experienced trauma.

This month, the Lions Club of SSM is hosting the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides online and are inviting everyone to support the seven distinct Dog Guide programs: Canine Vision, Hearing, Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance, Diabetic Alert and Facility Support.

“In 2017, approximately 6.2 million Canadians were living with a disability. Fast forward to 2022, and the disability rate has grown significantly, with 8 million people living with a disability – and we expect that number to continue to increase as our population ages,” explains Travis Forbes, Manager of Events at LFCDG. “Dog Guides are already in high demand and are not provided by the government; they come from organizations like LFCDG – a non-profit that provides the dogs at no cost despite each of them
costing $35,000.

In order to continue to transform the way people live by matching them with Dog Guides across seven different programs, we need the public to join our fundraising event and help us reach the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides’ goal of $1.6 million.”

Thanks to their national sponsor, Pet Valu and Lions Club of SSM, all proceeds from this event will go back to assisting more people receive a Dog Guide at no cost. LFCDG relies on the success of all Pet Valu Walks for Dog Guides to continue to create an impact for Canadians.

To make an impact today, donate to the Lions Club of SSM Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides at

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