DogFest Walk ‘n Roll™ is coming to South Florida and you are invited to join the GFWC DISTRICT 13 TEAM and be a part of this exciting national signature event benefiting CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE ® (CCI). Read more on how you can help us raise money for this wonderful cause!

This event is a unique family and dog-friendly, completely accessible walk and festival that celebrates community, camaraderie and compassion.  It has already been hugely successful in 25 cities across the country and a large crowd is expected to participate in the one here in Markham Park on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Founded in 1975, CCI is the largest nonprofit provider of highly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities.  It is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people.  The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.  The qualified CCI graduate is awarded with a dog at no charge which is valued at $50,000. This is the cost to provide and ensure a quality partnership as well as ongoing care for the life of the dog.




The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Broward County (GFWC District 13) is supporting the inaugural DogFest Fort Lauderdale and their efforts to raise $40,000. 

Click here to join GFWC District 13 Team:

Once you arrive at registration page, follow the steps below:

  1. Register a Walker or Team — Waiver Agreement,  click on “I agree”
  2. Select — “Join a Team”
  3. Click on “Please select a team” drop down box.
  4. Scroll to “GFWC District 13” and click on Continue
  5. Fill in form information i.e. username and password
  6. Fill in personal information:
    • You may make a donation (optional)
    • And if you wish, establish a fundraising goal and invite your friends to join team or donate to your page.

For help in registering for GFWC District 13 Team, please contact Home Life Committee Chair, Donna Richardson at 954.762.9444, or members Ann Mihaiu 305.608.2828 or Tracey Samples at 352.504.2388.

For more information about having a vendor booth or volunteering at the festival Chairman, Karen Londos at  or 954-218-0437 .

To learn about GFWC Florida President’s Project, click here to go to Club Woman August 2015 edition.




Thank you for supporting Canine Companions for Independence — together we can raise a puppy, change the lives of people with disabilities and bring them smiles for years to come!