It is with deep love, gratitude and joy that I announce the launch of
National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day!
This day has been created in memory of the “original” walk ‘n roll dog, my sweet girl, Frankie. While she is not the first dog to walk in a wheelchair, she is the first to be named, “walk ‘n roll dog.” Because of her tireless work in teaching thousands to be positive, as well as our work together educating others that dogs in wheelchairs can live a long, happy, quality life, it seemed fitting (and quite the honor I might add) to continue Frankie’s legacy by honoring ALL dogs in wheelchairs who truly teach us about perseverance and adversity.
Even though I continue to miss Frankie very much, I have tears of joy pooling in my eyes as I share this announcement with you. I know Frankie is so proud. I know she would want us all to celebrate her life and celebrate all dogs in wheelchairs… and most importantly, carry on the positive awareness that just because a dog may lose their mobility, does not mean their lives should end.
National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day will be celebrated every September 22. Though feel free to celebrate everyday– because that is what life is all about!
So let the celebration begin! See below how you can be a part of our celebrating team and help less fortunate dogs who need wheelchairs be able to get them by purchasing a limited edition t-shirt and help us to continue to spread positive awareness. Stay tuned for another special announcement in the coming weeks about a photo contest!
Let’s get rolling….!!!
Special Limited Edition National Walk ‘N Roll Dog T-shirts
To kick off the first annual Walk ”N Roll dog day a t-shirt has been designed with Frankie in mind and her thousands of fans who loved her so much. Each limited edition t-shirt has Frankie’s real paw print, photo, and motto on the back to continue to spread her message…and her legacy of love. On the front is the official National Walk ‘N Roll Dog logo, our mission statement, and dated September 22, 2012.
These t-shirts will only be available through September 12, 2012 so ORDER YOURS TODAY.
All proceeds of t-shirts will be donated to Eddie’s Wheels for “The Frankie Fund” to help families in financial need obtain a wheelchair for their dog who may need one and for dogs in rescue that may need a wheelchair to make them more easily adopted out to a family.
Like US on Facebook and Share with Everyone You Know
A special page has been set up on Facebook for National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day. We would love thousands of “likes” to continue the work of Frankie and educate others that dogs in wheelchairs are pretty amazing! Watch our Facebook page, as well as our website for the announcement of the photo contest, also.
I’ve also set up this page to help when it comes time to acquire the “official” national status and I know Frankie’s fans will help me do just that. I will apply for the official status in 2013. I believe with all my heart that we will obtain this status with your help, so I’m following my trust and faith designating this as such because of the national awareness Frankie and I were able to bring to wheelchair dogs from 2007-2012.
***A very special thank you to Mary Shafer, who designed the National Walk ‘N Roll Dog logo, Kristi Erdmenger who designed the t-shirt, and Caryn Newton of Lantern Glow Designs for help with the National Walk ‘N Roll Dog website. Each of them were generous in their volunteer efforts as well as keeping costs to a minimum to kick off this special day. I’m so grateful and thankful!!***