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Sports enthusiasts sound gong for KNGF guide dogs


A sporty group accompanied by two guide dogs open trading to mark the start of International Assistance Dog Week. Sounding the gong also symbolically launches the fundraising activities during the “Dam tot Damloop”. Nineteen runners, including five runners with a visual impairment, will work up a sweat during the 31st edition of the “Dam tot Damloop” for the benefit of the guide dogs of the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation. The runners raise money for each completed kilometre, and the proceeds will be used for the expensive training of the guide dogs.

“The Assistance Dog Week is used worldwide to give the guide dogs the attention they deserve. It is a good moment to symbolically kick off this sportive fundraising activity for dogs with a mission by sounding the gong” says Ellen Greve, director of the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation.

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