For the second consecutive year “Oliver,” an English Cocker Spaniel, and “Lucy,” a Border Terrier, have been named honorary Co-chairs of the event planning committee for “October Tails,” the Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s (SBHPCC) 2nd annual Halloween-themed dog walk fundraiser. The walk will be held in Verona Park on October 25 (rain date is November 1) from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and will feature special guest Maria Milito of Q104.3 FM.
The centerpiece of “October Tails,” will be a Halloween costume contest for dogs, with cash prizes in the following categories: Most Original; Funniest; Most Heartwarming; and Best in Show. The event will also include children’s activities, food, ice cream, beverages, agility demonstrations, obedience games, a pet caricaturist and vendors. The first 100 people to register will receive a free October Tails t-shirt and dog bandana.
Ask your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you and your dog(s) with a minimum donation of $10. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. Proceeds will fund “Paws for Patients”, a new pet therapy program to benefit patients and families facing advanced illness.
To register in advance visit www.sbhcshospice.com and download a registration form. For more information call [email protected]
Established in 1981, Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center provides comprehensive physical, emotional and spiritual care and support services for patients with advanced illness and their families throughout ten counties in New Jersey. The program, which serves infants, children, adults and the elderly, honors the unique choices and values of patients and their families and offers full access to the broad array of services provided by the Saint Barnabas Health Care System.