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4th Annual Pooch Parade & Picnic Benefits Myasthenia Gravis Association

· Dog Park at South Park
· Sunday, October 14, 2012
· 9am

The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA invites all dog lovers to enjoy a fun day together at South Park on Sunday, October 14th 2012 for the 4th Annual Pooch Parade & Picnic. This family-friendly event features a one mile fun walk on a paved trail beginning at the Dog Park at South Park. All registered participants will receive morning refreshments, a goody bag, a sweatshirt, and a bandana for their dog. The event features a costume contest with prizes for best dog and best dog/owner combo costumes. There will be fabulous raffles of gift baskets, Steeler tickets and a Myrtle Beach vacation. A variety of vendors will be on hand to provide information and products of interest to dog lovers.  Registration begins at 9:00 am, the “Pooch Parade” begins at 10:00 am, followed by a picnic at noon. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring their own picnic basket or a covered dish to share.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania (MGA), a private, non-profit that provides treatment and support services to those with myasthenia gravis – a chronic autoimmune muscle weakness disorder.  MG can strike anyone of any age and there is no known cause or cure. MGA serves approximately 500 persons annually.

So bring your “best friend” and enjoy a day of fun while supporting people with myasthenia gravis.  For more information about the event, please call (412) 566-1545 or visit mgawpa.org to download a registration form.

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