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Twin Cities Nonprofit K9s From Carrie to Host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Hidden Haven Golf Course; Proceeds to Go to 'Furry Therapy' for People Struggling With Mental Illness

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Mental Health News J E 4
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MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- K9s From Carrie is pleased to host its 2nd Annual Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 17, 2016, to raise funds to provide animal therapy to individuals and their families struggling with mental illness, depression, anxiety and PTSD. To be held at the Hidden Haven Golf Course in East Bethel, check-in begins at 8:00 am with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. Cost is $100 per golfer and includes golf, a cart, gift bag, lunch and prizes—including $10,000 for a Hole in One Contest. Non-golfers are invited to attend lunch at 2:30 pm and to participate in the raffle. K9s From Carrie will also have three therapy-trained English Mastiffs on hand, as well as recipients they have helped and Off Leash K9 Training, which provides training for K9s From Carrie dogs. Hidden Haven Golf Course is located at 20520 NE Polk Street, East Bethel, Minnesota. Visit www.k9sfromcarrie.com to register or to become a sponsor. 

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"Dogs can help individuals suffering with mental illness in immeasurable ways," said Bonnie Gallagher. "Money raised will go toward the purchase and training of dogs to serve as emotional support dogs and therapy dogs. Last year's golf tournament raised enough funds to help about eight people. We'd like to help so many more."

About K9s From Carrie. K9s From Carrie is a 501(c)3 organization founded by Bonnie, Tom and Allison Gallagher, and Carrie's Aunt Kelli O'Neil. They saw firsthand how animal therapy can benefit someone dealing with mental illness. Throughout her mental health struggles, Carrie responded best to music lessons, art, working with special needs kids and animal therapy. Today, the Gallaghers are committed to educating others about changes needed in the treatment of mental health and by providing the 'love of a dog' to others dealing with PTSD, depression, anxiety, bi-polar and other difficult mental health diseases.  To learn more about K9s From Carrie, make a donation or apply to receive Furry Therapy, please visit their website k9sfromcarrie.com.

For more information contact:Bonnie Gallagher, Co-Founder and Vice PresidentEmail763-280-9555

Elise SchadauerEmail612-822-2320

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/twin-cities-nonprofit-k9s-from-carrie-to-host-2nd-annual-golf-tournament-fundraiser-saturday-september-17-2016-at-hidden-haven-golf-course-proceeds-to-go-to-furry-therapy-for-people-struggling-with-mental-illness-300319724.html

SOURCE K9s From Carrie

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