I would like to invite y'all to participate in our 1st veterans Virtual 5k fundraiser.
Everyone who register and completes their run or walk will be mailed a New Life K9s bumper sticker. In addition their name will be added to be part of a raffle to win a free shirt. The Raffle will take place on facebook live every day from November 2nd-November 14th.
Participating in our 1st virtual 5k, you will be helping a veteran receive a service dog at no cost. Not only that but you will be bring awareness to our community and supporting our troops.
New Life k9s mission is simple.
Saving Lives Through the Healing Power of the Human-Canine Bond.
HOW WE HELP
Service Dogs provide a unique set of skills along with constant support and companionship others cannot. A service dog's purpose is to promote and sustain greater independence and healing by assisting veterans and first responders in situations that can be difficult. A service dog's presence and skills help enable him or her to re-engage with the world, others, and challenging situations to rebuild a sense of safety and trust.
A 2009 survey reported PTSD symptom reduction in 82% of those partnered with a Service Dog and 40% reported a decrease in use of medication.
(Love, C. (2009). The use of psychiatric service dogs in the treatment of veterans with PTSD. U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, Fort Derrick, MD.)
Existing research also shows significant promise in helping veterans combating depression and thus reducing suicide risk.