Pops for Pups Mission
Pops for Pups sells popsicles to raise money for the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital Canine F.E.T.C.H Unit.
Tuesday, April 27th, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sponsorsed by 105.5 The Roar.
On the final day of 5th grade, my teacher gave my entire class five dollars each and told us we could donate the money or buy things to sell and donate the proceeds. I used my $5 to purchase popsicles. From there, I sold popsicles throughout my neighborhood raising over one thousand dollars for the Georgia SPCA in 2017. Right before I moved from Atlanta to Greenville, my teacher passed away from breast cancer. When I got to Greenville, I wanted to continue Pops for Pups in honor of her. After meeting the Canine F.E.T.C.H. Unit, I decided they were the perfect program to raise money for. Now, I am working on an endowment that will forever fund the Canine F.E.T.C.H. Unit! My goal is to raise $100,000 to fund the endowment before I graduate from high school.
The Canine F.E.T.C.H. (Friends Encouraging Therapeutic Coping and Healing) Unit is Prisma Health–Upstate’s animal-assisted therapy program for patients and their families. Facility dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a handler to care for patients at Prisma Health–Upstate.
One of the most valuable qualities of facility dogs is the unconditional love and attention they give to everyone with whom they interact. In a health care environment, activities such as grooming, feeding, snuggling and playing fetch with a facility dog can aid patients in medical rehabilitation and psychiatric programs.
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