Ed Burton & Sammy

Ed Burton & Sammy

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

Personal Message:

I am the recipient of 2 guide dogs so far from Southeastern Guide Dogs. My first dog, Van, changed my life. I had become so dependent on people especially my wife that this frustrated me. Van changed that for me. I was able to hold my head up high and we would strut down the street, onto buses around town and into stores by ourselves. I got my independence back. Van retired after working with me for 8 years and was living with a wonderful couple in Atlanta who adopted him and he was treated like a king as so deserved. Sammy, my current guide, has been fantastic. We have bonded so well and we work as such an awesome team for the past 5 years. 

Now I can't speak enough high praises for Southeastern Guide Dogs. But did you know that they rely 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge their students a dime for their services – that's when I decided to participate in their biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Walkathon.

Won't you join me in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in their mission to raise and train these puppies, and provide such a priceless service to the visually impaired? I've set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to me – and to the students whose lives are changed forever because of these incredible dogs. Thank you for your help. Your donations make it possible for these puppies to stay healthy and grow into career dogs of the highest caliber!
Fundraiser Progress: 136% complete

My Progress

  • My Goal:
    $1,500
  • Currently:
    $2,044

Thank You For Your Support!

  • Leni & Greg Bloome
    $52
    Mar 25, 2019
    See Ed walk. Walk, Ed, walk! See Sammy walk! Walk, Sammy, walk. What an awesome duo!
  • Yvonne Markiewicz
    $26
    Mar 18, 2019
    Blessings!!
  • Deborah Gerard
    $26
    Mar 18, 2019
    Go Team Sammy
  • Laurie Beppler
    $103
    Mar 16, 2019
    Go Burton’s!!!
  • Raffle Tickets
    $100
    Mar 15, 2019
  • Painting with a Twist
    $300
    Mar 15, 2019
  • Mark Metallo
    $20
    Mar 15, 2019
  • Ralph Burton
    $155
    Mar 14, 2019
    Go Bro! Go Sammy! Go team Burton!
  • Cate Holm
    $100
    Mar 13, 2019
  • Susan Troxler
    $103
    Mar 13, 2019
  • Ellen Hart
    $103
    Mar 10, 2019
  • Frank Hart
    $26
    Mar 9, 2019
  • Patricia Shelfer
    $52
    Mar 9, 2019
    All the best to you and yours Ed!
  • Janet Berry
    $250
    Mar 9, 2019
    Van and Ed inspired our lives! Hank, Tom and Janet
  • Leslee Livengood
    $52
    Feb 25, 2019
  • Janice Teeter
    $52
    Feb 22, 2019
    Go Ed & Sammy! You’re the best!
  • Hope Kinney
    $25
    Feb 21, 2019
  • Manuel Cervoni
    $103
    Feb 13, 2019
    Great cause! Happy birthday Ed!
  • Christine Tollette
    $11
    Feb 12, 2019
    Happy birthday
  • Brenda Mcgowan
    $26
    Feb 12, 2019
    Happy Birthday, Ed!
  • Anne Bole
    $52
    Jan 13, 2019
  • Elizabeth Burton
    $309
    Sep 5, 2018
    Go Team Sammy