Come enjoy a morning outdoors with your 4 legged Family Friend and walk for a cause! Don't have a a 4 legged canine family member? That is ok--come out anyways and walk to find a cure for Dystonia. Dystonia is a rare neurological muscle movement disorder that affects men, women and children at any age. This disorder is OFTEN misdiagnosed and does not have a cure. Come out to Thomas Park and enjoy the morning with us as we walk around Thomas Park starting at 9:30 AM, then stay for our activities following the event!
We will have an event photographer who will be taking pictures of your furry friend if you would like. A groomer will be out there offering nail trim services, we have the Cedar Valley Humane Society coming out to our event. There will be a silent auction table with very nice items, raffle table and a free will food donation table at this event.
We will be having the following demonstrations: Linn County Sheriff's Department Canine Unit, Marion Police Department Canine Unit, Iowa's Task Force One Search and Rescue team, Agility Demonstration, Service Dog and Therapy Dog Demonstrations, Dance and Trick Demonstrations. We will have a flyball demonstration, weather permitting.
During this time, we will also be having a Pet Costume Contest! Categories for this includes: Scariest/Halloween Costume, Most creative Dog Costume, Best Owner/Dog Combination, Best child/Dog Costume and Best Overall Costume.
Cost is $20/person. Make sure you pre-register by September 10 to ensure you get a goodie bag and t-shirt! If you register after that or the day of the event, we cannot guarantee the availability of these items.
You may pre-register at: www.dystonia-foundation.org/dogs4dystonia-iowa
Come out and enjoy us at Thomas Park!