"An evening of style & elegance for furry friends"
To raise awareness and funding to support its mission, the Indiana Parkinson Foundation will host an inaugural event on June 24, 2017 beginning at 7 p.m. This exciting and unique event will take place in Central Indiana at the lovely Grand Hall located on the grounds of the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
- Music, Food, Cash Bar & VIP Bark Bar, Sponsored by City Dogs Grocery (doggy treats & water) - Pet monitors will be on-site to briefly care for pets during restroom/food breaks - All friendly dogs are welcome, no additional fee, unless they are part of the Doggy Fashion Show - Show entry fee is $10 - Event attire: Semi-Formal
Fashion Show Top Categories:
1st Place Winner – Fashion Icon 2nd Place Winner – Designer Dog 3rd Place Winner – Runway Prancer
Looking for the cutest outfit, best dressed, most unique costume, fancy collars, etc.
Research has shown that pets have calming effects on people with chronic conditions. Service dogs trained to work with people with Parkinson's can help them have a better quality of life. These dogs can help their owners maintain balance while walking, or alert a family member after a fall. Research has shown pets can also benefit people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. They can also be trained to help people with Parkinson's with movement when experiencing gait freezing.
The Indiana Parkinson Foundations Canine Catwalk, planned by a committee of Indianapolis community leaders and hosted by Patty Spitler of Boomer TV & Pet Pals TV will feature a doggy fashion show, gala, auction, as well as recognize the service dog industry. In addition, the actual event will offer a therapeutic service and relaxing environment to Parkinson’s guests and their caregivers.
The Canine Catwalk will offer a fun evening for pets and their owners, while bringing awareness to the valuable services dogs can bring to people with Parkinson’s.
If you would like to learn more, please contact Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation Executive Director, Yolanda Wilde at 317-679-4866; Cindy Paquin, Sponsorship Committee Chair at 317-543-4534; or event co-chair, Laura Roman at 317-260-6060.