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Candlelighters and Pet Partners of Las Vegas

Today we brought our Read With Me program to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and it was the start of a wonderful partnership. We had six therapy dog teams and each child got to read with several dogs. The children loved meeting Ace, Benny, Chewie, Dylan, Julie and Pax and didn’t want to leave when the time was up! The dogs didn’t want to leave either. We look forward to returning for many more wonderful Read With Me sessions. I was telling one little girl that Benny was losing his sight and didn’t see very well out of one eye and she said “Me too!” Now what a coincidence was that! All the children related to the animals and did a fabulous job reading the books we brought. I donated Coco the Love Dog books and doggies and Candlelighters also gave each child a bag of books and their Scent Buddy, an aromatherapy doll. Thank you to our handlers and volunteers for making today such a special day. We had lots of press coverage as it was the first in-person event for the families as well.

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