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Canine Companions for Independence participated at the 16th annual Cars on 5th show held on February 8, 2020 on beautiful 5th ASouth in Naples, FL. This event, the larday event in Naples, is organized by the Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America. The President of the Ferrari Club invited 102205.Newsletter.WEB page6 image1Canine Companions to participate for the 2nd year in a row.

The show featured more than 575 cars including more than 125 Ferraris and other exotic, vintage muscle cars and more. Although they were competing with such exotic cars as Lamborghini, Porsche, and Alfa Romeo, the Canine Companions pups captured the attention of many of the 30,000 attendees of the show.

The event raised $501,000 in important funds for St. Matthew’s House, a charity devoted to help the homeless and those in need in the Southwest Florida area.

Lion Jim and I enjoyed our day at the event helping Canine Companions create awareness and sharing all the great benefits of an assistance dog and how Lions have supported for over 35 years. Definitely a show you want to attend if you’re given the opportunity!

Respectfully Submitted by Michele Purton, LPCCI President

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