Last Thursday, at the beautiful Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Paws With A Cause® celebrated its fifth annual PAWS To Celebrate event.
Friends, supporters, clients, volunteers and puppies all gathered to honor Lt. Governor Brian Calley with the 2016 Candye Sapp Tribute Award.
Lieutenant Governor Calley led the charge to implement autism insurance reform and has traveled extensively to promote inclusion for people with disabilities. He led the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission, which developed strategies to help Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens find better lives through self-determination and independence.
We also came together to celebrate PAWS Clients, to hear their inspirational stories and to remind everyone of the impact an Assistance Dog can have in the lives of people with disabilities.
Jamie shared how her son's Service Dog For Children with Autsim, INDY, has made a positive impact in not only her son's life, but also in the lives of their whole family.
It was a wonderful evening filled with stories, celebrations and puppy kisses. We would like to thank the many people who helped make this an event possible.
Thank you to Lt. Governor Brian Calley for your continued support advocacy for people with disabilities, you make a tremendous impact everyday!
Thank you to our amazing sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible:
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc
Libby Child and Robert Laskowski
Kathleen Lancer Ribbens
McLaren Health Plan
Jim Nichols and Jamie Mills
Michael D. Sapp, Sr
Dr. Liam Sullivan and Linda Zarzecki
And thank you to all of our guests, we are proud to have you all in the PAWS family.