The annual Paws Parade of Hope fundraiser for the Beacon House was held at Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay on April 21. Some of the stars of the show are scheduled to visit Kewaunee assisted-living facilities June 18.
Residents of two assisted-living facilities in Kewaunee are in for a furry treat on June 18.
The second annual Paws Parade "On the Road" is scheduled to visit Emerald Shores and Linden Manor. The pet fashion show is a mobile version of an event that has delighted audiences in the Green Bay area for several years.
"Our doggies have new fashions from the Paws Parade of Hope 2013 pet fashion show that was held at Riverside Ballroom on April 21," said Susan Gee, president of Cancer Fighters of Kewaunee. "We raised $16,600 this year to help those battling cancer."
The fundraiser honors pets for their therapeutic and healing presence, and that influence was evidence when the pets visited a year ago, she said.
"They enjoyed it so much last year, they asked us to come back," Gee said. "It's wonderful to see our 'fur babies' make them smile, laugh, give love and promote healing as they parade in style."
All proceeds from the annual fundraiser go to the Beacon House, Green Bay, which offers programs for mind, body, spirit healing, and the Community Benefit Tree which has a Paws Parade of Hope fund set up to financially assist those battling cancer. Both nonprofit charities serve 17 counties in Northeastern Wisconsin.