Kirsty Francis via Crowdrise
October 02, 2015
BENEFITING: SEMPER FIDO
EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2015
Innovairre is a global company with family values. As part of our 2015 support a local charity drive the New Jersey office has decided to give back to a fantastic local charity called Semper Fido.
The mission of Semper Fido's program is to unite wounded veterans suffering with PTSD/ TBI with homeless, rescue shelter dogs, who are evaluated and deemed viable, to nurture a healing and rejuvenating bond between the two. The result is a positive, non judgmental, unconditional relationship desperately needed by both. As many as 400,000 troops are possibly returning with the symptoms of PTSD/TBI. Dog partners have a tremendous stress reduction effect on their human partners as measured through cortisol levels, heart rate and blood pressure. These dogs can quite literally become a serviceman's or servicewoman's best friend.
Our aim is to enter a 10 person team into the Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in Philadelphia on October 31st, At the same time we aim to setup a virtual race so our global partners can join in and help support this amazing local charity with their huge mission. Over the next month we are also holding a 50/50 raffle, wings and beer night as well are a Semper Fido merchandise sale.
Semper Fido's mission is so great that we are really pulling out the stops in the hope to not only re-home a rescue dogs, but also support veterans when they need it.