—Guest Blogger: Robin Moncol, Director Corporate & Public Relations FETCH A Cure
FETCH a Cure will host the second annual Bow Tie Open Golf Tournament Thursday, May 31st, 2012 and the fifth annual Pets on Parade Benefit & Live Auction on Friday, June 1st, 2012.
The Bow Tie Open Golf Tournament will be held once again at The Federal Club in Glen Allen on Thursday, May 31st. The tournament has been expanded to a include a morning session starting with 7:30 am registration with 8:00am shotgun start, followed by an afternoon session with 12:30 registration with a 1:30pm shotgun start. The tournament is presented by Car Pool, Haley Buick GMC, The Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, Best Bully Sticks, PetSafe, Infusion PRN, BB&T, The Pediatric Connection, Extra Billy’s, Mosaic and Comcast Spotlight. Tournament winners will take home a specially designed silk bow tie embroidered with the FETCH a Cure “dog”. Proceeds to benefit FETCH a Cure’s Companions in Crisis program. The afternoon session is sold out, but sponsorships and morning teams are still available, more information is available at www.fetchacure.org.
The fifth annual Pets on Parade benefit will be held at Plant Zero in Manchester from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday, June 1st. Tickets are $75 per person and $25 per dog. This year’s honorary chair is “Ellie & The Pediatric Connection”. The event is also sponsored by The Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, Car Pool, Best Bully Sticks, Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, Haley Buick GMC, PetSafe, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Comcast Spotlight. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event by visiting www.fetchacure.org or calling (804) 525-2193. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
Pets on Parade is FETCH a Cure’s most visible fundraising event and features the steel “pups” that have been on display around town in the months leading up to the event. This year, seven pup sculptures have been groomed and transformed into works of art by local artists that are sponsored by businesses and individuals. One of the designed “pups” was designed and painted by local artist and musician, Wes Freed. This spectacular steel pup will exclusively be up for auction at the event along with other silent and live auction packages. Bidders can also take home a raw steel pup for their very own custom design. A preview of the “pups” is available on FETCH a Cure’s facebook page, www.facebook.com/fetchacurefan.
Proceeds from the tournament and benefit go to support Companions in Crisis, FETCH a Cure’s program that provides financial assistance to families that cannot afford the life-saving treatments and medication for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer. Last year’s Pets on Parade event, which drew about 300 two-legged and 75 four-legged attendees, raised more $75,000.
The evening’s agenda will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Morgan Dean of WRIC 8 and Lisa Schaffner will welcome the crowd followed by presentation of 2012 FETCH a Cure Awards for ‘Inspiration’ and ‘Knowledge’ – given each year to an individual or business that have been shining examples respectively and have contributed to the pet community. This year’s recipients include a lovable yellow lab, Shaler, who is a cancer survivor and is a symbol of strength and hope for all pets and their families who are fighting this disease; Hope, a rescued pup from FETCH a Cure’s Pen Pals program who was certainly given a second chance in her forever home despite her challenging disability and she is now working as a therapy dog with her dedicated new owners; and Dr. Courtney Belden from Central Virginia Veterinary & Acupuncture, a dedicated and caring local veterinarian who is bringing an alternative method of pain treatment to pet owners in our community. The evening concludes with live auction and music from, Three for All.
Pet Care will be available throughout the evening for your four-legged companion.
For more information about the event, please call 804-525-2193 or visit www.fetchacure.com