Saturday, January 19, 2013

First Service Dog Organization Salutes First Family - Canine Companions for Independence

Congratulations to CCI graduates, fellow puppy raisers and other supporters of Canine Companions for Independence.  We're proud of you and we'll be watching for y'all on Monday.

From www.cci.org . . .

On Monday, January 21st, Canine Companions for Independence will be marching in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Canine Companions will have 132 marchers from 14 states, with nationwide participation including assistance dog teams, volunteer puppy raisers, National Board Members, CEO Corey Hudson, as well as staff.

"Canine Companions is honored to be chosen to participate in the Presidential Inaugural Parade. We're grateful to be able to share in this historic day and to share our mission of serving people with disabilities worldwide," says Hudson.

Canine Companions was one of 60 organizations chosen from over 2,800 applications. The theme of the parade is "Our People, Our Future" and will be broadcast worldwide.

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First Service Dog Organization Salutes First Family - Canine Companions for Independence

CCI is scheduled to be in Division 4.  Full list of parade order is here. 


·         Canine Companions is one of 43 organizations chosen from over 2800 applications

·         9,000 participants total expected to march in the parade

·         Will be broadcast worldwide

·         Theme of the parade is “Our People, Our Future”

·         Canine Companions’ first Inaugural parade

·         132 Canine Companions participants; 16 graduates & 57 dogs

·         Marchers from 14 states, with nationwide participation, including assistance dog teams, volunteer puppy raisers, National Board Members, CEO and staff

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