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: 38% complete

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Thank You For Your Support!

  • Janice Teeter
    Feb 22, 2019
    Go Ed & Sammy! You’re the best!
  • Hope Kinney
    Feb 21, 2019
  • Manuel Cervoni
    Feb 13, 2019
    Great cause! Happy birthday Ed!
  • Christine Tollette
    Feb 12, 2019
    Happy birthday
  • Brenda Mcgowan
    Feb 12, 2019
    Happy Birthday, Ed!
  • Anne Bole
    Jan 13, 2019
  • Elizabeth Burton
    Sep 5, 2018
    Go Team Sammy
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