The event will begin with a ceremony and feature demonstrations by military working dogs and police department K9s.There will be awards for most patriotic costume, biggest, smallest, farthest traveled and most unique dogs.
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund provides care and support for those serving our country and their families. The Sgt. Denny Project impacts the lives of servicemen and women with the donation of service dogs, which cost $15,000 each. To date, the fund has donated 17 dogs to aid and assist wounded service members suffering from PTSD and/or TBI injuries.
The program is named for Sgt. Denny, a military working dog who was stationed in Afghanistan with his NJ handler. Nearly 600 military dogs are serving to protect our soldiers around the world. Much is made of the bond among soldiers but the one between soldier and dog in a combat zone is just as tight.
Pre-event registration is $25 per dog; day-of-event registration is $30 per dog. For information, please visit www.runwithdennis.org.