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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 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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Graduation

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 Truck Pull

Each spring, participants put their strength to the test by pulling a 25,000+ truck and fundraising 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.

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Falmouth Road Race –TEAM NEADS

August 18 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm

NEADS is excited to announce that this year, we have 5 runners representing Team NEADS at the world famous New Balance Falmouth Road Race. The race, a scenic, 7 mile loop through Falmouth, MA, is a run that attracts elite athletes and many charity racers. See below for the runners raising funds for NEADS this year.

23rd Annual Spring Tournament in the Name of Chris Heinel

August 23 @ 9:30am - 7:00pm

The 23rd annual golf tournament to benefit NEADS.

Get Dressed. Give Back.

October 18 @ 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Get Dressed. Give Back. is NEADS' 5th annual fundraising event. Join us for a cocktail reception that includes shopping opportunities, a silent auction, a wall of wine raffle. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and craft beers paired with a seasonal tasting menu. Friday, October 18

Fall Graduation

November 3 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

NEADS Fall Graduation Ceremony celebrates our newest Service Dog teams Join NEADS Service Dog Teams, their friends and families, as well as NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and supporters as we come together to recognize these life-changing partnerships. This fall’s graduating class represents a wide range of NEADS Service Dogs, including Service Dogs for Veterans, Service Dogs for individuals with physical disabilities, Service Dogs for Hearing, Service Dogs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and Assistance Dogs for…

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