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Dachshund race to benefit transplant fund

A “wiener dog race” and small-dog costume contest will be held Aug. 31 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park to benefit the Mary Ashley Barbot Transplant Fund and pediatric dialysis.

Mary Ashley was born with congenital nephrotic syndrome and has spent most of her 10 years of life in and out of The Children’s Hospital of South Carolina. She is in critical need of a kidney transplant.

Money raised at the race will be used to assist her family and a matching kidney donor in ancillary expenses not typically covered by insurance. The event will also bring awareness to the need for an outpatient pediatric dialysis clinic.

All racers must be dachshunds, and costume contest participants must be less than 30 lbs. All dogs much have proof of current rabies vaccination.

Check-in and race assignments will be held from 7:30 until 9 a.m. Races will be from 9 a.m. until noon. The costume contest will take place at 10 a.m., and awards will be given out at noon.

The entry fee is $25 per racing dachshund and $5 per costume contest participating dog.

To register or donate online, visit www.charleston.strangertickets.com. For more information, contact race director Jan Kirk at jankirk523@gmail.com or 972-345-1770. To read more about Mary Ashley, visit www.MaryAshley.org.

August 20, 2013
 
 
 

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