More than 125 walkers and their dogs participated on Saturday, May 4th at the 1st annual Canines for Carroll Center walk in Newton.
The Carroll Center for the Blind is a 76 year-old organization that works with newly blind and visually impaired people, providing them with the rehabilitation training and computer skills they need to live and work independently.
The fundraising walk was created to honor the service dogs who have worked with the blind and disabled for generations. Nearly $30,000 was raised at Saturday's event, which featured water stations along the 2-mile Newton route for the owners as well as their pets and guide dogs.
Pictured are Mindy Dobrow of Brookline Grooming and Christina with their canine crew— Oliver, Lincoln, Elliot, and Adam. Next
Barry Helfanbein of Boca Raton, FL and his dog, Guicci, who wore the appropriate eye wear for Saturday's sunny weather.
Doggie bandanas were given out at the start of the walk, with each dog taking home a doggie bag filled with healthy canine treats. Next
Andrew Fales of Stoneham, carrying an exhausted Ray Charles, his 5-month old blind Golden Retriever, with his cheering section that helped raised $4,400 for the Carroll Center: (l-r) Kathy Fales of Stoneham, Jessie Powers of Revere, Deena D'Amelio of East Boston, Blair Canan of North Reading, and Jenni Powers of Revere. Next
Terri Feingold of Woburn, manager of the Carroll Center for the Blind store which provides visually adaptive merchandise for a wide range of vision loss, brought along a number of family members, including her dog, Brody. Next
Augustin Reyes of Brighton enjoyed the walk with his pal, Chester. Back to the beginning
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