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It’s a Walk in the Park - Give the Gift of Sight One Step at a Time  
at the Second Sight Wag ‘N Walk  

Not-for-Profit Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind to Benefit
from Fundraising Dog Walk

SMITHTOWN, NY (October 7, 2013) — The Guide Dog Foundation ( will hold its Second Sight Wag ‘N Walk non-competitive dog walk on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at The Rinx in Hidden Pond Park in Hauppauge NY. Registration is open now for this 2.5 mile fundraising dog walk at  

The Second Sight Wag ‘N Walk includes a fun walk around the beautiful acreage of The Rinx outdoor park with renowned dog trainer Brian Kilcommons on hand to serve as honorary host. Participants and their dogs are encouraged to come in costume and be entered into a costume contest as part of the festivities. There will be door prizes and raffles available to support the Guide Dog Foundation and their mission of providing guide and service dogs free of charge to the people who are in need. 

“Thanks to an amazing network of generous donors including those participating in this event, the Guide Dog Foundation will not only raise funds to meet our mission”, said Wells B. Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation, “but we also expect to raise awareness and recognition for the community that we serve.”  

Choose to walk as an individual, with your family, or form a team and set up personalized fundraising page to share with their families and friends to extend the reach of involvement. 

Participants do not have to have a dog to participate and all are welcome to join in the fun.   

Registration fees are $20 for an individual, $40 for a family (up to two adults and four children 17 and under). Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Day of event registration will take place at 8 am followed by the opening remarks at 9:15 am with the walk officially kicking off at 9:30 am.    

To register, fundraise or learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, visit or contact Jaime McGrade at 631-930-9054 or  

About The Guide Dog Foundation

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc., based in Smithtown, N.Y., provides guide and service dogs free of charge to people who are blind, visually impaired, or who have disabilities other than blindness. People who seek the enhanced mobility and independence a guide dog offers come to the Guide Dog Foundation from all over the United States and Canada for the quality of Foundation dogs and its innovative training techniques.   

The Foundation is supported entirely by donations from generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and service clubs. It receives no government funding. To learn more visit