NEADS Events

World Class Events that Support World Class Service Dogs

NEADS signature events offer a variety of opportunities to get involved, have fun, share our mission with friends, and be inspired by our amazing World Class Service Dogs.


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Get Dressed. Give Back.

Get Dressed. Give Back. is an annual, fashion-forward Boston-based fundraiser that brings together supporters, clients, volunteers, Service dogs - and Service Dogs in Training.

How you can get involved:

  • Purchase tickets and attend the event
  • Corporate sponsorship opportunities
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Twice a year, in April and in November, the newest NEADS Service Dog Teams, their friends and families, as well as NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and supporters come together to recognize these life-changing partnerships. Graduation is held at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”) in Fitchburg, Mass. The public is invited and welcome to join the celebration.

How you can get involved:

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Pulling 4 Paws

Each spring, participants put their strength to the test and fundraise for NEADS at the same time. Money raised by participating teams supports our mission to provide independence to more clients through our World Class Service Dogs.

How you can get involved:

  • Participate as a team
  • Corporate sponsorship opportunities

More Ways to Get Involved


Host or Sponsor an Event

You can raise funds for NEADS by organizing a third-party fundraising activity. Find out more about our Community Fundraising here.

Upcoming Events

Sat 27

Chris Sullivan Memorial 5K Run/Walk

April 27 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sun 28

Spring Graduation

April 28 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
May 04

Pulling 4 Paws – NEADS Truck Pull

May 4 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
May 18

Music For Life – 5K Rock ‘n’ Run

May 18 @ 9:30am - 2:30pm
Oct 18

Get Dressed. Give Back.

October 18 @ 6:00pm - 11:00pm