Celebrity Paws for C.O.P.E will take place Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event will be held at Laurel Hills Park, 3808 Edwards Mill Road in North West Raleigh, near Rex Hospital. The event adopts a daytime, outdoor and interactive event format. This annual event celebrates the service of therapy and service dogs through demonstrations, music, and art. Live performing celebrity canines are featured throughout the day in strategically located areas of the park, and vendors including canine-friendly artists, trainers, animal rescues, mobile vets, eldercare service organizations, and senior health related providers, line the pathways. The event is free and open to the public, and dogs are welcome!
The goal of this event is to honor our canine companions, and to raise funds and awareness for COPE ELDERCARE. Cope Eldercare is a nonprofit 501 ( c) (3) and depends on charitable contributions to provide its services to all members of the community. Cope Eldercare provides families with compassionate care to promote independence, safety, and quality of life. Cope Eldercare brings quality geriatric care management services to individuals of all ages and their families in Wake County and Eastern Chatham County on a sliding scale regardless of any financial limitations. 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to benefit seniors in Wake and Chatham County, providing them with compassionate care management including: supportive counseling, animal assisted activities, crisis intervention, needs assessment, and advocacy.