February 10, 2022 (Jacksonville, Fla.) - Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation is hosting the second annual Bow Wow Walk 2022, a virtual marathon. This month-long walk, marathon challenge is a benefit for the Community Hospice & Palliative Care pet programs.
To help patients with advanced illnesses keep their pets at home, the pet assistance program can help with nearly all the responsibilities of pet ownership. Specially trained volunteers visit patients at home to provide care for their pets, including feeding, dog walking, and litter box changing. Volunteers deliver complementary pet food and supplies, arrange transportation for pets to veterinary and grooming appointments, and provide prescription medications for flea, tick, and heartworm treatments as the needs are identified. Because of this program, hospice patients can continue to enjoy the companionship of the animals they love, and who love them back, without worry.
The Pet Therapy program is one more way Community Hospice & Palliative Care brings comfort and compassion to patients and families. Pet therapy teams visit patients at Community Hospice Centers for Caring – or wherever they call home. This program benefits patients by reducing stress, increasing sensory stimulation, and relief from pain. Studies have shown that pets can be physically and mentally beneficial for people of all ages.
Kickoff is “Love Your Pet Day” on Feb. 20, 2022, and ends on Mar. 26, 2022, culminating in the End-of-Walk Celebration. Take part in supporting these unfunded programs while exercising and getting outdoors. Throughout the month-long challenge, there will be the “Top Dog” competition where the top fundraising team will be featured in next year’s advertisements for the event and will receive a gift basket. There will also be Yappy Hour socials that will be hosted by Kanine Social each week of the marathon to give participants and their dogs a chance to socialize with each other during this virtual marathon! How can you help? Paw-ticipate as an individual or team and share the news. Get your family, friends, and neighbors to pledge support for your walk and the programs.
For more information or to get registered visit BowWow.CommunityHospice.com, email Dylan Hausmann, the Special Events Coordinator, or call him at 904.407.6205.
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About Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 42-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com
About Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation
The Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing philanthropy to enable Community Hospice & Palliative Care to fulfill its mission of being the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in the communities we serve. Funds raised by the Foundation through memorial giving, planned and major gifts, and events support unfunded patient care services and community benefit programs for those facing advanced illness and grief. To learn more about how you can support the Foundation visit Support.CommunityHospice.com