Guiding Eyes – Fall Events

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Here’s an update on the events still to come this fall:

October 4-6: Fall Harvest Classic Charity Horse Show
From organizer Connie Kuusisto: “Guiding Eyes is an organization near and dear to my heart. Not only did I work there for over 20 years, I also met my husband, Stephen Kuusisto there. My two children were practically raised in the Yorktown office. I’m happy to help raise funds for such an important cause!” Learn more about the Fall Harvest Show here.

October 5, November 2 and November 30 – Graduation Ceremonies
If you’ve never been to a Guiding Eyes graduation, we urge you to join us at one – or at several, as do many of our supporters. Graduations mark the beginning of our students’ new lives with their Guiding Eyes dogs.  These moving ceremonies also salute the hundreds of volunteers who raise our puppies and provide loving homes for our broods and studs – these generous and selfless individuals represent humanity at its best.   All graduations take place on Saturdays at the Headquarters and Training Center in Yorktown Heights, New York at 1:30 PM.  A slideshow of the class and their work begins at 1:15 PM.

October 5: Nightwalk in NYC
Guiding Eyes is honored to have the support of Beacon Hardware and the Stark Family – for the fourth year in a row! From Bruce Stark – “ I sponsor a walkathon to benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Aside from helping a great organization, this is done to honor the memory my sister, Marcia, who was blind and had two guide dogs in her short life. We will walk on Saturday night, October 5th. Everyone is welcome, especially kids and friendly dogs.  It is a short walk, preceded by a lot of fun and food.  Support Nightwalk in NYC here.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Spencer poses with a first aid kit and a stethoscope.October 6: Wine, Music and Puppies – sold out!
Interested in attending next year?  Make sure you receive an invitation: contact Erica Stanzione to be added to our mailing list.

November 21: Guiding Eyes’ Pet First Aid Course
Presented by Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s veterinary staff, this course will cover the most common problems and presentations of animal emergencies and how to address them. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of pet first aid and will receive a step-by-step guide on creating their own first aid kit. 6- 8 pm. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights. $50.  RSVP required. Call (914) 243-2238 or email