Saturday, December 1, 2007

Canine Partners for Life

My apologies for the dead air over the last few days. It’s been a busy week, with events of one kind or another just about every evening, culminating in tonight’s big event. For the second year running, I’ll be pouring wine and then serving as emcee and co-auctioneer at the 10th annual wine auction and dinner benefiting Canine Partners for Life. CPL is a Delaware Valley-based non-profit organization working to better the lives of others. In their own words:

Canine Partners For Life (CPL) trains and places assistance dogs with individuals with mobility impairments to help increase their independence and quality of life. CPL has several types of assistance dogs in its program including service dogs, seizure alert dogs, home companions and residential (community) companions.

Our recipients come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of physical disabilities including muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and more. The one thing they all have in common is a drive to become more independent and a commitment to do what is necessary to have an assistance dog in their life.

As a dog owner, I found it pretty much impossible to turn down their request. Actually, I’m proud to work with an organization that makes such a direct impact on the quality of life of their recipients. A donation would make for a great gift for that person on your list for whom you never know what to do.

For those of you who’ve been patiently waiting for more of my usual content, I’ll be back at it as soon as possible. Thanks for reading!

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