Run to Home Base

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are looking for something important and exciting to do tomorrow morning. The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital  and New Balance are holding a walk and run at Fenway Park to support the Home Base Program. Please join me at the Park to cheer on over 2000 runners and walkers.  I will be there selling Girl Scout Dog treats to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass and Canine Companions (tomorrow’s CCI proceeds will support their work with the military).  Please come and meet me and other Canine Companions puppies, service teams and trainers.

Hope to see you,

Fenway the Dog

Here is more information:



Run-Walk Benefits the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for Local Wounded Veterans and their Families

The Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance takes place on Sunday morning, May 20, 2012, at Fenway Park. Some 2,000 runners and walkers, including several hundred active military service members, will participate in this 9K run and 3 mile walk, benefitting the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Home Base provides clinical care and support services for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury and their families. Home Base also provides community education and research.



The event starts and ends at Fenway Park, with a timed finish at the iconic Green Monster and “photo finish” crossing home plate. Participants include active duty military, wounded veterans, Gold Star Families and civilians honoring those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. All are raising awareness of these two common war injuries, often referred to as “the invisible wounds of war.” Last year, more than 10,000 people came to Fenway to enjoy the event and honor our veterans.


Members of the public are invited to cheer on participants at Fenway Park. Free family fun activities, including making care packages for troops serving in Afghanistan (package contents will be supplied) and military, veteran and sponsor exhibits. Public entrance at Gate B starting at 5:30 a.m., and Gate E starting at 6 a.m.



This is great news, Fenway! I hope that the event will be a success!

Thanks Fenway for letting us know about the 2012 RUN-WALK TO HOME BASE. It’s really important to support our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. See you there!

Hi Fenway, how did the event go? Did you chase any runners? (Just kidding, CCI pups never chase people) Here’s a question, dog to dog, do the GIrl Scouts give you any treats for helping? They should, you know. I heard they were pretty good.


Hi Fenway!
I sure am enjoying all the posts and hearing about your activities! My person Carol has some exciting news that she wanted me to share with you. Just today she introduced Puppy La Russa (namesake) to Tony La Russa, the former manager of the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals!! Tony was pretty excited, especially when he saw little La Russa’s baseball collar, with the baseball charm attached.

I am hoping you and Puppy La Russa can get acquainted, since you both have a lot in common!!

Chow for now,
Your friend Kelda (Canine Companions for Independence career change dog)

Woof Woof Bark Bark, thanks for supporting our troops!! xoxoxoxo

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