The Diabetes Friendly Foundation to Host Second Annual “K9s for Kids” Benefit. Tickets are on sale now for the Diabetes Friendly Foundation’s second annual “K9s for Kids” benefit at the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas on Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. The highlight of the event will be awarding donations to three families, each with a child who lives with diabetes, so they may purchase a Diabetes Alert Dog.
WFAA-TV news anchor Shelly Slater will host the event. Jayde Donovan, noted television and radio personality, and April Box Chamberlain, President and CEO, Methodist Health System Foundation, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the benefit.
“Our annual ‘K9s for Kids’ benefit makes it possible for us to train and provide Diabetes Alert Dogs for deserving families,” said Cole Egger, founder of The Diabetes Friendly Foundation (DFF). “Honoring these families with donations that allow them each to receive one of these specially trained dogs is the highlight of the event and of our year because it stands at the core of what DFF is all about – improving the lives of those living with diabetes.”
Diabetes Alert Dogs are trained to detect high and low blood sugar levels in their handlers and alert them when such levels are reached. Managing blood sugar levels is an important and sometimes difficult task for people living with diabetes, and the dogs offer kids and their families an easier, painless way to monitor levels during the course of daily life.
“I first learned about diabetes through the struggles my grandmother endured in living with it,” said Donovan. “The work done by DFF/K9s for Kids is not only moving, but also extremely meaningful in providing monitoring assistance and comfort to children with diabetes.”
The Simonton family of Flower Mound knows firsthand the impact Diabetes Alert Dogs can have on the well-being of a child. Lily Simonton was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at 18 months and is now supported by her dog, Wildrose Charlie. The family and their dog will be honored guests at this year’s DFF benefit.
The DFF benefit raises money to train the dogs and provide education about living with diabetes through ticket sales and a silent auction of donated items. Tickets for “K9s for Kids” are $100.00 each and may be purchased at http://www.diabetesfriendly.org. Benefit guests will also receive at special discount at The Fairmont Dallas and may book rooms at http://www.fairmont.com/dal/K9forKids.
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The Diabetes Friendly Foundation (DFF) is a 501c3 organization aimed at preventing the onset and reducing the severity of diabetes through education, collaboration and the promotion of innovative products and ideas. Through its “K9s for Kids” program, the DFF helps families obtain Diabetes Alert Dogs. For more information about the Diabetes Friendly Foundation, please visit www.diabetesfriendly.org or their Facebook page.
Jennifer Aniston has been voted the celebrity most trusted to look after pets while their owners are on holiday. US animal website PawNation.com asked people which star they would be happy to let care for their cats, dogs, birds, rodents and reptiles while they were away from home. An overwhelming 70 per cent of respondents named Aniston the most suitable candidate, followed by fellow animal lovers Pamela Anderson, Nicole Richie and Mickey Rourke. The 40-year-old actress often speaks about her devotion to her dog Norman, a corgi-terrier cross-breed. She recently said: “There’s no dog like him. He’s just a person in a furry outfit. I don’t even know how to describe him. He’s a wise old man who could, with a look, with one stare, crush me. He’s a laser light beaming into my soul.” Jennifer loves Norman so much, she reportedly splashes out $250 a week on massage, Reiki and acupuncture treatments for the ageing canine. The survey also revealed that 49 per cent of pet lovers think pet weddings are “ridiculous”, while 66 per cent spend more than $50 on their pets a month. Earlier this week, Angelina Jolie – who is now in a long-term relationship with Jennifer’s ex-husband Brad Pitt – was named the Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes magazine.
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This year’s festival offers unprecedented escape from the daily drudge of normality, the state of 2009’s Britain, and invites you into the world of Babylon & Eden, a joyous romp through the light and dark of your soul,
Besides the great line-up, there will be Action Camps, Art Installations, Boudoirs and many other delights, all home grown and hand picked for your visit to the Garden,
Tickets for 2009 are on sale priced at £137 + booking fee. That includes camping, parking, fun, frolics plus all the other hidden extras that usually lurk within a ticket price. Campervans however will be charged an additional £45 for the duration (they take up a lot of space). Teen tickets for 13-17 year olds will be £110 plus booking fee, and as per, under 13’s get in free, but still need a ticket, mind. All Early Bird tickets have now completely sold out.