Diane Hessler

Sarasota, Florida
Walkathon Location: Suncoast
Event Date: March 16, 2019

Personal Message:

Ever since I've been engaged with Southeastern, I have been blessed with new friends and a new passion.  Jacket is out working as a Guide Dog, and Donna Rae came into my life on 12/1/2019.  This is a wonderful organization and I hope you can help us name puppies for our Area Coordinator and Regional Manager this year.

You know that Southeastern Guide Dogs breeds, raises, and trains some of the finest guide dogs and service dogs in the world? The puppies are adorable, but to witness these amazing dogs in training is nothing short of miraculous. Thanks to the intelligence and fine training of these dogs, people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities find the freedom, confidence, and independence they need.

When I learned that Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge students and veterans for their services, I knew I wanted to get involved. I volunteer as a puppy raiser and it is incredibly rewarding to raise one of these extraordinary puppies. When I found out that I could help raise funds for Southeastern Guide Dogs too, that's when I decided to participate in their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Walkathon.

I've set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to me—and to the people whose lives are changed forever because of these extraordinary dogs. Your donation makes it possible for these puppies to stay healthy and grow into dogs of the highest caliber. These dogs really do make a difference and you can, too. Join me in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in its mission to raise and train these puppies and provide such a priceless service. Thank you for your help!

P.S. Help break a World Record! At this year’s Walkathon, Southeastern Guide Dogs will attempt to break an existing World Record for the largest gathering of dogs wearing bandanas at a single event. We need you! All you have to do is show up with your dog(s), and they will supply the bandanas. Bring your friends and their dogs and help us break a world record!

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Fundraiser Progress: 158% complete

My Progress

  • My Goal:
    $3,000
  • Currently:
    $4,738

Thank You For Your Support!

  • Diane Hessler
    $82.62
    Apr 20, 2019
    Bandanas and Bow ties
  • Diane Hessler
    $246.23
    Apr 19, 2019
    Bow ties and Bandanas
  • OD - Kelly Pitchford
    $200.00
    Apr 16, 2019
  • Vicki Potapow
    $26.03
    Apr 3, 2019
  • offline donation
    $95.00
    Mar 22, 2019
  • Jennifer Sharp-Warthan
    $257.55
    Mar 19, 2019
    You go GIRL! Kiss Donna Rae for me!
  • Daniel Warthan
    $25.00
    Mar 19, 2019
    Diane, great cause and dedication. You go Girl!
  • Diane Hessler
    $225.00
    Mar 15, 2019
    Best team ever!
  • Denise Collado
    $16.76
    Mar 14, 2019
  • Louise and Rob Van Hooser
    $51.75
    Mar 14, 2019
    Good Luck and may it be a breezy day!
  • Anonymous
    $325.00
    Mar 13, 2019
    Have a great walk!
  • Offline Donation
    $61.00
    Mar 13, 2019
  • Sha Boyle
    $25.00
    Mar 10, 2019
    Way to go Donna Mae & Diane❤️
  • Stephen Pitman
    $103.20
    Mar 9, 2019
    Great job Diane
  • Jeanne Johnson
    $25.00
    Mar 9, 2019
    Good luck Diane. This is such an awesome cause!
  • Neil Flanagan
    $26.03
    Mar 9, 2019
  • Margaret Moore
    $26.03
    Mar 8, 2019
  • Lili & Sugar Head
    $50.00
    Mar 4, 2019
  • SUSAN GREENBERG-THROPE
    $51.75
    Feb 21, 2019
    So proud of you!!
  • Offline Donation
    $200.00
    Feb 18, 2019
  • OD - Marguerite Terrill
    $20.00
    Feb 15, 2019
  • OD - Margaret Kronus
    $100.00
    Feb 15, 2019
  • Offline Donation
    $132.00
    Feb 15, 2019
  • OD - Melinda & Hank Foster
    $500.00
    Feb 15, 2019
  • Judith Blood
    $26.03
    Feb 9, 2019
    Way to go Deed and Donna Rae! Love Jude and Dancer
  • Patricia McKenna
    $51.75
    Feb 3, 2019
    Very proud of how you are making a difference!
  • Rosanna Teta
    $103.20
    Feb 3, 2019
    Love seeing your progress posts!
  • Bob Hessler
    $20.00
    Jan 31, 2019
    Love, Sara and Bob
  • Judy Milne
    $51.75
    Jan 26, 2019
    Walk on Deed and Donna Rae!
  • Deborah Mckeever
    $26.03
    Jan 23, 2019
    Love watching Donna Rae and her Raiser!
  • Cheryl Mclean
    $25.00
    Jan 22, 2019
    Thanks. Jam and Tamar love it!
  • Linda Frederick
    $51.75
    Jan 22, 2019
    Thanks for doing what you do.
  • Diane Goodwin
    $51.75
    Jan 21, 2019
    Good Luck!
  • OD - Hessler Charitable Fund
    $700.00
    Dec 28, 2018
  • Susan M Pettit
    $26.03
    Dec 27, 2018
  • Julie Stanish
    $26.03
    Dec 27, 2018
  • Marguerite McCullough
    $50.00
    Dec 21, 2018
    Good luck Diane, and THANKS!
  • Deborah Mckeever
    $26.03
    Dec 20, 2018
  • Sherryl Stientjes
    $25.00
    Dec 20, 2018
  • Pat Bowen
    $51.75
    Dec 20, 2018
  • Chelsea Aldrich
    $29.11
    Nov 5, 2018
    Thank you!
  • OD- Hessler Charitable Fund
    $500.00
    Oct 5, 2018
  • D Hessler
    $26.03
    Sep 26, 2018
  • Indicates online donation
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