Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, Steve Dale's Pet World
Vicki will tell the amazing story of how her dog Joker actually alerted Vicki when her Hall of Fame husband was having a diabetic attack. In Ron’s memory, she began the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation. The non-profit foundation funds training for dogs that alert before a diabetic crash or surge occurs. No question, these dogs can be life-changers, even life-savers.
Ron and Vick i Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation will introduce their first dog officially at Goose Island ( 3535 N. Clark St., Chicago) 5 p.m. on September 3 (before the Cubs game); donations of course, $10 and up per person would be nice. There will also be some memorabilia for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Foundation, also Hall- of-Famer Ferguson Jenkins will be there signing baseballs to support the Foundation. I will emcee the event.
Jenkins will also sign baseballs September 1 through 3 at the Cubs games, and proceeds will benefit the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation.
You can read the piece I wrote for my national newspaper column.
Also, it’s the last day to vote for America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Dr. Natalie Marks at Blum Animal Hospital, Chicago, who is the only veterinarian in the state nominated to be America’s Favorite Veterinarian. She is one of twenty finalists in a contest sponsored by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation to determine America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Vote HERE!!
Not convinced? You will be swayed to vote for Dr. Mark if you read this (or your money back).