Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislators Dennis Dunne, and Wells Jones, CEO of America’s VetDogs, today announced a 5K Run and Dog Walk to benefit veterans with disabilities.
County Executive Mangano stated, “Nassau County has teamed up with America’s VetDogs and corporate sponsors such as United Water to help create the 1st Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk at Old Bethpage Village Restoration and The Museum of American Armor. It takes thousands of dollars to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides their services completely free of charge to the individual.”
The event will be held on Saturday, August 22nd with registration beginning at 7:15am, and staggered race times at 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the assistance dog programs of America’s VetDogs. Dog walk participants must have their dogs leashed. Registration is available at a reduced rate through August 20th with students, veterans and active duty service members paying $25, while civilian registration is $30. For more information regarding the event and to register online, please visit: https://lirace4vets.vetdogs.org.