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Other Support;Show of Support for Warrior Canine Connection;MD-1
October 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Let’s plan to meet up on Wednesday to support the Warrior Canine Connection, take a few photos, and establish a working relationship with the members of the WCC.
Event Details from WCC
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND SILENT AUCTION EVENT WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING LOCAL WOUNDED VETERANS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 Momentous Occasion “Saluting Our Wounded Heroes” — Silent Auction Items from Urban Country and Bethesda-Area Restaurants and Retailers to BenefitWarrior Canine ConnectionMedia Personality Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM and WUSA9 to EmceeEvening’s Festivities
***Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception – Open To Public***#UCAnniversary Bethesda, MD – “Saluting Our Wounded Hereos” — that’s this year’s theme for Urban Country’s 24th Annual Anniversary and Silent Auction Event. The Bethesda-based home furnishings and design retailer is marking 24 years of providing luxury interior design services and fine home furnishings to the national capital region while honoring local wounded military veterans during a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Urban Country is located in Bethesda Row at 7117 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.Urban Country’s 24th Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction Eventwill boast a large selection of Urban Country home furnishings, accessories and merchandise from area retailers and restaurants in a silent auction presentation withproceeds benefitting the Warrior Canine Connection – a pioneering Maryland-based nonprofit organization that utilizes clinically based Canine Connection Therapy to help wounded Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities and each other. Fundraising for our country’s wounded soldiers is a cause that Urban Country is extremely passionate about and last year’s silent auction raised more than $12,000 making it one of the most successful Urban Country philanthropic fundraising events to date. This year’s special celebrity guest and Master of Ceremonies is Tommy McFly, host of the popular The Tommy Show – 94.7 Fresh FM’s weekday morning variety talk program — and WUSA9 entertainment correspondent.Numerous local and national home furnishing brands are donating a variety of items for the silent auction including merchandise and gift baskets provided by Bethesda Row and DC-area boutiques, restaurants and other local retailers. “During this festive season, we want to embrace American patriotism and honor our wounded heroes currently in recovery,” says Rachelle Roth, founder and owner of Urban Country. “The Warrior Canine Connection wonderfully assists our injured soldiers and matches them with trained service dogs to help with their therapy and treatment. This event is our way of saluting them as well for their remarkable efforts.
WHAT: *Urban Country 24th Anniversary Celebration Event*Silent Auction Fundraiser with Proceeds Benefiting Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) *Keynote Addresses by: Rick Yount, WCC Executive Director, Veteran Jake Young and Service Dog Lundy
Master of Ceremonies Media Personality Tommy McFly *Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception*Complimentary – Open to PublicWHEN: Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Urban CountryBethesda Row7117 Arlington RoadBethesda, MD 20814 (Corner of Arlington Road & Bethesda Avenue)
Warrior Canine Connection utilizes Canine Connection Therapy to help warriors recovering from the stress of combat reconnect with their families, communities and life. By helping train the dogs as they move from puppyhood to training to adult service dogs, Warrior Trainers benefit from a physiological and psychologicalanimal-human connection. As a result of their efforts, Veterans with disabilities receive well-trained service dogs. Warrior Canine Connection Executive Director Rick Yount and WCC Research Director Meg Daley Olmert work to identify and pursue research opportunities that explore why training a service dog relieves symptoms of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. It is hoped that this research will provide scientific evidence that dogs are providing powerful therapeutic support that improves the lives of wounded Warriors and their loved ones. For more information on Warrior Canine Connection, please visit: www.warriorcanineconnection.com