2/11/12 – A Dog For Kate Fundraiser
- Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
- Fundraiser Venue: Online
- Event Night Venue: Mellow Mushroom
- Address: 309 King St. Charleston, SC
- PR By: The Becket Agency
- Cause: A Dog For Kate
About the Fundraiser
6 year old Kate Hanchon (pictured above) suffers from Type I Diabetes. We’ll be raising money to help her get a diabetes service dog. Our goal is to raise $19,000 in 24-hours.
The results of the fundraiser will be announced at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Charleston, SC at the finale party Saturday night. The party starts at Mellow at 10 p.m. on Feb. 11th and includes drink specials and a charity pizza designed by Kate herself.
Kate is a smart 6-year-old who loves to read, dance and play with her friends. She loves school, swimming and art.
At the age of 5 Kate was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. She has to constantly be aware of her own body and the cues it gives her about her blood-sugar level. If her sugar level becomes too high or too low it can become life threatening.
Sleep is the most dangerous time for a Type I Diabetic because the blood sugar can drop perilously low and the diabetic is not even aware of it. Kate’s father checks her blood sugar every three hours during the night.
A Diabetic Alert Dog senses abnormal blood sugar levels long before symptoms can occur. They have a 99% detection rate and cost $19,000. The high cost is due to the extensive training the dog receives and continues to receive after it is matched with a family.
With your help, Kate is looking forward to meeting her new service puppy, Sprinkles.
How to Donate
You can donate right now by clicking: Donate Online
Donate by Mail
You can also send donations directly to the service dog organization:
P. O. Box 429
Montpelier, VA 23192
*Make sure to tell them it’s for Kate Hanchon*
Donate in Person
Come to Mellow Mushroom downtown Saturday, February 11th anytime between 10:00pm and 1:30am. Mellow Mushroom will be donating a portion of their proceeds from the night to A Dog For Kate.
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