Friday, April 19, 2013

Petfood Forum, Chicago

Petfood Forum is the premier event for the global petfood industry. Petfood Forum announced: 
 "... a new partnership with Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities (CHAMP). CHAMP is a non-profit organization that helps increase the independence of children and adults with disabilities by partnering with them - free of charge - with specially trained service dogs. Many have benefited from this service, including Petfood Forum’s opening keynote speaker, Kerri Morgan."  As part of this partnership, attendees were asked to support CHAMP by becoming a CHAMP Donor.
Attendees from all over the world met Magnum, along with other CHAMP Dogs, Fergie, Saki, Gracie and Twix.  Needless to say the dogs were very well received and gave lots of "hello's" and "hugs!"   It was an honor to be there representing CHAMP Assistance Dogs and sharing Magnum's work at Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Magnum did have some "down" time.  Here he is waiting for room service!  (Is he spoiled, or what?)
Where's my food? 
Thanks Trouw Nutrition for including CHAMP and Magnum in the 2013 Petfood Forum!

Miss Carol

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

National Volunteer Month

Magnum, TV Star!
National VOLUNTEER MONTH is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service.  At Hospice of Southern Illinois, we have a large core of very dedicated volunteers who help us every day to achieve our mission: enhance the qualify of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.   In honor of National Volunteer month, a number of our volunteers were interviewed by WSIL TV in Marion, IL about their volunteer service.  They all spoke of their passion for helping people and the wonderful care provided  by everyone at Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Magnum was interviewed too and he demonstrated how he "shows love" to people.  We'll post the TV clip when it becomes available!

Happy Volunteer Month!  THANK YOU to all the fabulous volunteers at Hospice of Southern Illinois!

Miss Carol