Guide Dog Foundation

Press and Events


Every year, the Guide Dog Foundation hosts several special events. In addition, we are fortunate that many civic and charitable organizations host special events for our benefit; we receive a portion of the proceeds. For more information about attending an event, being an event sponsor, or hosting an event to benefit the Foundation, please contact our Development Department at 631-930-9050 or e-mail   

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September 28, 2014 (Sunday) THE GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION STROLL & ROLL Presented by Marchon  - Join us for the inaugural Guide Dog Foundation Stroll & Roll. Whether you enjoy road biking or nature walking, this event is for you. Based at The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park in Hauppauge, the Suffolk Bicycle Riders’ Association has developed new and exciting routes through central Long Island, ranging from flat terrains for casual riders to challenging courses for experienced bikers. If not biking, then take an easy hike through Hidden Pond Park on our family-friendly 2-mile dog walk. (No dog? No problem! Just pack up the kids or bring a few friends and saunter around the park.) CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE 


September 28, 2014 (Sunday) – Don’t miss The Long Island Wood Carvers Show, presented by the Levittown Lions Club, the Long Island Wood Carvers Association and the Greater New York Wood Carvers. This event is located at Levittown Hall at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, NY 11801 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Guide Dog Foundation will be one of two charities receiving funds from this event. For more information please email    

October 4, 2014 (Saturday) – “RUN THE FOREST 5K AND FITNESS EVENT” – Made possible by Asheville Eye Associates, this special event will start from the Carolina Day School in Asheville, North Carolina. The 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Fitness Event to start at 10:30 a.m. To register online visit 

October 5, 2014 (Sunday) – “WALK FOR A GUIDE DOG” – The Lions Clubs of the Islips will host this annual event with proceeds to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the East Islip Library with the walk to start at 9:30 a.m. Entrance fee to participate is $12. A free t-shirt will be given to the for the first 100 registrants. For additional questions, please contact Lion Bernie Ferracane at 631-561-5885.  

November 21, 2014 (Friday) - "GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION BENEFIT" - We are proud to be chosen to be honored by the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller (Malta), one of the oldest Orders of Chivalry in existence today.  The annual black tie gala hosted by the OSJ Commandery of New York is the highlight of their fund raising and social season, attracting guests from the NY-Metro area to celebrate and raise funds for their chosen charity.  OSJ guests, Foundation donors, and graduates of the Foundation with their dogs are invited join us to celebrate and support the mission of the Guide Dog Foundation.      

OSJ of New York's Holiday Gala will be held on November 21st 2014 at the Yale Club, Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City (across from Grand Central Terminal).  All of the proceeds of the Gala (in excess of $ 50,000) will go to the Guide Dog Foundation, to help raise, train and place guide and service dogs with people with disabilities.  If you would like to receive an invitation to the event, please contact Katherine Fritz at the Guide Dog Foundation  or 631-930-9057.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SAVE THE DATE

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