Tina Askin Memorial Dog Walk
EVENT DATE: Jun 06, 2015
- James G Atkinson Park 138 Bethel Mill Road, Sewell NJ
- $25 registration includes:
- event t-shirt
- doggie gift
- discount coupon for photo with professional photographer Valerie Bruder
- Rescues, vendors, basket auctions, 50/50, food truck and contests, prizes for most money collected, best pet trick, and most looks like owner!
The family of Tina Askin, a former groomer for Deptford Petsmart for over 15 years and then Rothman Animal Hospital, approached A Voice For Paws about the possibility of honoring Tina with a Dog Walk. She was only 50 when she passed away from pneumonia last year. We immediately accepted, and started organizing, the Tina Askin Memorial Dog Walk. Tina loved her job every single day! In addition to working as a groomer, she volunteered at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter grooming dogs in hopes they would get adopted. In addition to her jobs as a groomer, Tina was married and had dogs of her own. Another passion was reading romance novels, two at a time! Her sister once stated that when they went to the beach on family vacations, Tina would pack a suitcase of just books! Tina had no children but loved spending time with her dogs, her family and friends. She considered her dogs to be her children! Tina loved going to Atlantic City to gamble on "girls weekends" with her sisters and attending concerts in the summer with her family. Her death left a huge hole in the lives of many and we hope to commerate her life by bringing together a group who loves animals as much as Tina did. Your participation will help us raise funds for animals in Gloucester County, and surrounding areas, to live better lives.