National Capital Area Paws for Prevention
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Welcome to the National Capital Area Paws for Prevention!
Date: Saturday, 5/20/2023
Location: Ben Brenman Park
(4800 Brenman Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22304)
* Event Start: 1:00 PM
* FREE Rocklands BBQ: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM or while it lasts!
* Special Remarks: 2:00 PM
* Event Ends: 4:00 PM
Paws for Prevention Chair: Regina Ham Chair.Paws4Prevention@gmail.com
We know how important our pets are to us and research has found that the bond between people and their pets can lower stress and feelings of loneliness while bring comfort to their owners. We hope you and your furry friend will join us for our Paws for Prevention dog park event to raise awareness and support for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission and work to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
FREE Rocklands BBQ!!! FREE
Rocklands will be serving up their delicious BBQ to registered Paws for Prevention participants from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM or while it lasts!
What do they say? "The early dog gets the bone..."
Paw-ticipant Doggy Bags
* Registered paw-ticipants who raise $150+ by 5/20/2023 will receive a complimentary doggy bag stuffed with an AFSP t-shirt, dog bandana, water bowl, wristbands, stickers, and more! * Donations can be made to a team as a whole, but participant incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Exhibitors are invited to participate in our Resources Fair to present materials related to resources offered by the exhibitor which serve the AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Hope & Healing
Share messages of hope and remembrance.
Ways You Can Help
Become a Sponsor
Download the 2023 NCAC Paws for Prevention Sponsor Packet to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $250, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a leadership role in making suicide prevention a priority in our community. To recognize your support, we have developed a variety of options to elevate your brand awareness and align your business with a good cause!
Sponsor Deadline: 5/5/2023
Volunteer at the Event
Event Committee and day-of-event volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them!
To join the planning committee: email Paws for Prevention Chair at Chair.Paws4Prevention@gmail.com.
To volunteer at the evet: SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE.
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Raise $150+ by 5/20/2023 and receive a complimentary paw-ticipant doggy bag stuffed with an AFSP t-shirt, dog bandana, water bowl, wristbands, stickers, and more! * Donations can be made to a team as a whole, but participant incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Follow us on social!
AFSP National Capital Area Chapter: @AFSP.NCAC on Facebook and @AFSP_NCAC on Instagram and Twitter.
Post on your social accounts and share why you support AFSP and Paws for Prevention with your community! Use the hashtags #StopSuicide and #BeTheVoice
Create a FB Fundraiser
You must set this up through you DonorDrive account or your Facebook fundraiser will not connect to your Paws fundraising efforts! This is super-easy in the app btw (wink wink).
Q: Can I bring my dog?
Q: Is there a registration fee?
Q: Is there a fundraising minimum?
Q: Is the event family-friendly?
Q: Where do I park?
Q: What if it rains?
Q: Must-have items I should bring?