Raise a Paw Against Leukemia (formerly known as Woofstock) will be the event of the fall for dogs and their people Hosted by Renee DiNino of iHeart Media and Steve Parker of WTIC-AM!
Raise a Paw 2018 will include several exciting and fun features:
Raise a Paw is not only a great event for people, their dogs, and businesses; it’s also a fundraising event for The Rob Branham Foundation, a CT charity that provides financial assistance to CT families fighting leukemia and other blood cancers. Over the past decade, this critical support for families has helped them pay their mortgage or rent, utility and insurance bills, and provide groceries for their families as they deal with the daily stresses of a potential fatal disease.
Help us ‘Raise a Paw’ against leukemia and other blood cancers - hope to see you and your dog there!
You must sign the release to participate or attend Raise A Paw Against Leukemia. By participating or attending Raise A Paw Against Leukemia you are acknowledging that your participation is entirely at your own discretion and risk.
RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
RAISE A PAW AGAINST LEUKEMIA
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. It affects any rights you may have if you and/or your dog and/or any other animal you own are injured or otherwise suffer damages while attending Raise A Paw Against Leukemia 2018.
I understand that there are inherent risks associated with exposing an animal(s) in a dog/animal show environment including, but not limited to, contact with other dogs/animals who may be carrying contagious organisms, or dogs/animals who may become aggressive in this situation. I also understand that there is a significant risk of introducing infectious disease when bringing in dogs/animals from another location that may not be of the same health status as the "home" location, especially if introduced without an appropriate isolation/quarantine time period. I assume full responsibility for any risk, loss, property damage, and/or personal injury that may be sustained by me, and/or any loss or damage to my dog/animal and/or any property owned by me as a result of my attendance at Raise A Paw Against Leukemia 2018.
I hereby RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the The Rob Branham Foundation, Inc., the organizers of Raise A Paw Against Leukemia 2018, and any of the officers, servants, agents and/or employees of the above-mentioned individuals and/or entities (hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) for any liability, claim and/or cause of action arising out of, or related to, any loss, damage and/or injury, including death, that occurs as a result of attending Raise A Paw Against Leukemia 2018.
I agree TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES, whether the injury or damages are caused by my negligence, the negligence of the RELEASEES, and/or the negligence of any third party. I further agree that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representatives (if any), if I am deceased, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above-named RELEASEES. I hereby further agree that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut.
If any portion of this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, or excessively broad, I agree that the remaining covenants and restrictions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest degree possible to achieve the purpose of this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement and to afford the Releasees the maximum protections allowed by law. I agree that the Court shall construe any invalid or unenforceable provisions in the manner that most closely reflects the effect and intent of the original language.
By signing this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, I state that I have read and understand the conditions set forth in this release and that I agree to all conditions set forth herein, and that I sign this voluntarily with full knowledge that I am forfeiting certain legal rights.
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5. 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to The Rob Branham Foundation!
Here's how you do it:
You are invited to join us on Thursday, June 28th on a culinary cruise through the Greater Hartford area to benefit families battling blood cancers in Connecticut.
Our Driven To Dine! party bus will board at 5:30pm and take us on a unique dining experience beginning at Dish Bar & Grill in Hartford, then we will head to Cugino’s in Farmington and finish off the evening at The North House in Avon.
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Dish - Cocktail Hour with Appetizers
Beef Wellington - beef, pastry, bernaise
Hawaiian Flatbread - pineapple, mozzarella, jalapeno pesto, prosciutto
Shrimp and Corn Blini - corn pancake, lime mousse
Twice Baked Yukon Gold Potato - bacon, sour cream, cheddar, scallion
Deviled Eggs - sriracha, mayonnaise
A drink of your choice at the bar including our Signature Drink - Strawberry Infused Vodka Martini
Cugino’s - Entree
14 oz. Ribeye Steak
Salmon with mango salsa
The North House - Dessert/Coffee
1st Annual Bowl & Brews Event!
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 (St. Patrick's Day) we will be hosting our 1st Annual Bowl & Brews fundraising event!
03/17/2018 at 5:00pm - 03/17/2018 at 8:00pm
Hall of Fame Silver Lanes Bowling
748 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT
When a family member is stricken with leukemia or another blood-related disease, a bone marrow transplant is sometimes recommended as the best chance for a cure. Usually, family members are tested first to determine if one of them would be a suitable donor.
RBF can help you organize a successful drive through a variety of ways, including:
At RBF, we believe that fundraising should be FUN – we have compiled a list of suggestions that might get your thoughts in gear!
Whether you sell a product that is commercially-produced or have something designed especially for your group or cause, the successful sale of any product depends, in part, on how many people will do the selling, and how good they are at selling the product. Some products you might consider selling including candy bars, tins of assorted candies, lollipops, flowers, potted plants, wreaths, decoration, coupon books (created with local businesses), wrapping paper, greeting cards, stationery, calendars collectibles, or anything you may have created especially for your group.
Holding a successful social event is often determined, in large part, by the effectiveness of the publicity of the event (which we will help you do!). Some event ideas include dances (1950’s sock hops, big band style music, holiday-themed events), dinners, wine tasting, ice cream socials chocolate-lovers feast pancake breakfast, movie events, or music events (such as Battle of the Bands or Karaoke night).
You don’t have to run marathons to raise money for a good cause! A wide variety of both competitive and non-competitive athletic events are held often to raise money. Some ideas include 5K walks, 5K runs, rollerblading, bike riding canoe or kayak paddling, team sports such as basketball or baseball, individual sports such as tennis or racquetball, or even intellectual sports such as chess or Scrabble. Also, friendly competition between two community groups is always fun! There are plenty more ideas we have – or maybe you have thought of one that you’d like to share with us! Click here to get in touch with us about fundraising event ideas!
A type of disease in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, platelets, or certain white blood cells. Myeloproliferative neoplasms usually get worse over time as the number of extra cells build up in the blood and/or bone marrow. This may cause bleeding problems, anemia, infection, fatigue, or other signs and symptoms. Certain myeloproliferative neoplasms may become acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Myeloproliferative neoplasms include chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia, chronic neutrophilic leukemia, and chronic eosinophilic leukemia. Also called chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm. (source: National Cancer Institute)
Myelodisplastic Syndrome involves a group of disorders that are often called preleukemia. It is not generally known what puts someone at higher risk for MDS. Exposure to benzene, radiation and chemotherapy drugs are sometimes associated with MDS.
CML is a type of cancer that starts in the blood forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. Leukemia cells tend to build up over time but many people don’t have symptoms for at least a few years. During that time, the cells can invade other parts of the body, including the spleen. CML can also change into the fast growing acute leukemia. Most cases occur in adults, and it rarely occurs in children.