"Hooray for HollyWOOF!" 35th Anniversary Gala Benefiting Dogs for the Deaf and Generation Rescue

Betty White, Robin Dickson

The event took place in Sherman Oaks at the Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center, on August 4, 2012. There was a Vip reception to start the morning off where guests got to take photographs with the legendary Betty White who hosted the event.

Betty White

News outlets such as NBC, KOBI-TV 5 and several other outlet including the show The Dr's interviewed the celebrities that attended: Betty White, Joanna Krupa, Lea Thompson, Elaine Hendrix, Theo Von, Constance Marie, Steven Sorrentino, Lauren Volker, Izabella St. James, Ashley Hobbs, Caitlin O'Connor, Allison Melnick, Kristen Renton, Stephanie Carpentieri, Andrea Arden, Vaughn Maurice.

Afterwards lunch was provided by the Sportsmen's Lodge. For starters: Warm rolls and butter, Garden fresh iceberg wedge with bleu cheese dressing. The main course was Housemade vegetable and sautéed spinach lasagna roll complemented by a classic marina sauce. Complimentary wine was provided by Blind Dog Wines and Ecluse Wines. And for dessert was a delicious Apple Tart Tatin.

Empire-Regency Ballroom

The place was packed. The guest’s mingled with the celebrities as they went around writing bids on items that were being auctioned off. There was entertainment from singing to comedy as everyone enjoyed themselves. The event closed with a silent auction. DFD announce that they partnered with GENERATION RESCUE for this event's silent auction. GENERATION RESCUE provides hope and resources for families with Autism. 100% of the silent auction proceeds from our 35th anniversary event will go to Generation Rescue to help them continue to support families in need. Many items were auctioned off including a trip to Paris, a trip to New York, a trip to Maui, and a lunch date with Betty White.

Dogs for the Deaf, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, "for impact" organization, was founded in 1977 by the late Roy G. Kabat. Roy worked with exotic and domestic animals for movies and television and had a small traveling circus. After retiring to the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon, he was contacted by the American Humane Association and their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. A deaf woman in Minnesota had had a dog that had trained itself to let her know when things were going on. As she lost more and more hearing, the dog alerted her to more and more things. After her dog died, the woman realized how much she had come to depend on the dog and began a search for someone to train a new dog for her. The American Humane Association began some experimental work trying to train dogs to help people who were deaf, and they wanted Roy's advice. After spending two weeks in Denver, Roy came back to Oregon and began Dogs for the Deaf. Dogs for the Deaf was first housed outside Jacksonville, Oregon, then moved in 1989 to our current 40 acre site at the base of lower Table Rock in Central Point, Oregon. From the very beginning, Dogs for the Deaf has maintained a commitment to every dog rescued from the shelter and to every person helped. Dogs for the Deaf is there for the life of the team, providing guidance and help to make sure every team is receiving maximum benefit from each other.

For more information about DFD please visit http://www.dogsforthedeaf.org/

To view more photos of this event please go to www.fiveminutephotos.com/dogsforthedeaf.htm

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