Hello my FAITH-ful readers! I hope you’re enjoying the fall and playing in leaves like I have been! We have a ‘paw-some” update for you! maCares has received outstanding support of raising money for the continual care costs of service dogs helping veterans, children, and adults from two recent fundraising events: a motorcycle ride & auction and a run/walk with a silent auction.
2nd Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Auction
The NC12A motorcycle chapter presented maCares with an extremely generous donation of $4,200 which will directly benefit the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Programs. The public ride/auction honors the memory of Charles “Shellshock” Ladd, who passed away on February 7, 2016. Chuck and his service dog, NIKKI, were one of the first maCares-sponsored teams. Click here for a video of the check presentation from the motorcycle chapter to maCares.
Even though the event has passed, you can still help by purchasing an event t-shirt for $15 (includes shipping in the Continental U.S.) by emailing weCare@maCares.org with your shirt size and make your payment through the donation area of www.maCares.org.
2nd Annual maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk & Silent Auction
Over 300 people supported the 2nd Annual maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk & Silent Auction, including virtual participants from all over the U.S. and as far away as Hong Kong!! With sponsors covering all event expenses, and with YOUR help, we raised over $13,000 that will go directly to the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Programs, allowing us to make a difference in the lives of others with service dogs! Click here for a video of the event activities and fun.
Check out these photos from our awesome Market America UnFranchise Owners participating virtually all around the world!!! Be sure to check out the event pictures listed on the maCares Facebook page and website.
Reaching maCares’ Goal of ‘Helping Service Dog Help Others’
The money raised from these two events will allow maCares to invite additional service dog teams into the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Programs. This means together we will be able to help even more veterans, children, and adults with service dogs!
maCares strives to make a difference in the lives of others with service dogs by relieving the financial burden of the service dog so the person can focus on living a full life. The covered expenses may include re-certification training, veterinary care, vaccinations, medications, grooming, and daily care including food. In addition to taking care of the daily needs of service dogs, maCares sponsors sessions with a licensed therapist for veterans and caregivers.
To learn more about the service dog teams you are helping when you support maCares, view them at www.maCares.org.
Be sure to check the maCares Facebook page and website for photos from previous events as well as announcements for the details on the 2019 Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Auction and the 2019 maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk & Silent Auction.
maCares would not be able to make a difference in the lives of others without your continued support. Please visit our website and follow us on social media to stay updated and to get involved so we are able to help more service dog teams and rescued animals in need! You can also join us in making a difference in the lives of others by making a tax deductible donation or purchasing from our Facebook Shop.
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This article was written by FAITH
My name is FAITH, and I'm a service dog to Sgt Terry White, PH IOF. You've probably seen me around the Market America office or at one of their events. I'm the pretty blonde with the big smile The wonderful maCares team is pretty fond of me, and they've decided to devote each Friday's blog post to my stories, pearls of wisdom, and "tails" of others giving back to their communities. We'll call it "Fridays with Faith". What you may not know about me is that I'm named after someone special. The flag that represents this great country flies high on the flag pole for my namesake's sacrifice. I am named in memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Faith Hinkley, who died on August 7, 2010 in Iskandariya, Iraq. Faith was part of the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Through me, Faith Hinkley's legacy lives on, helping and healing another wounded soldier. maCares loves making a difference in the lives of veterans and animals. Please consider donating or getting involved with maCares so they can continue supporting veterans and dogs like Terry and me, and honoring heroes like Faith Hinkley.