2019 Running for Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog
Their mission is to support Massachusetts Police dogs by helping provide bullet resistant vests (our primary goal), essential equipment, funding for training, and purchase of dogs for police / law enforcement K-9 programs throughout Massachusetts. Their primary goal continues to be to insure every Massachusetts K-9 has a bullet resistant vest. While law enforcement agencies provide bullet-resistant vests for their human officers, they are unable to fund vests for K-9 officers. As K-9s are trained to give up their lives to protect their partners and all of us, we believe it is every bit as important to protect them.
To learn more, please visit www.mavestadog.org.
2018 Running for America’s VetDogs
The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs® were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance. Not only does a service dog provide support with daily activities, it provides the motivation to tackle new challenges. VetDogs trains and places guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; PTSD service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing later in life; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities, and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals.
To learn more, please visit www.vetdogs.org.
2017 Running for Bridgewater 4th of July
The Bridgewater 4th of July raises funds to provide the parade, carnival and fireworks here in Bridgewater and is an attraction not only to our community, but to many around us. They receive no funding from the town or state; they rely solely on donations and fundraising within the community.
To learn more, please visit www.bridgewaterma4th.com.
2016 – Running for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) charity (New England Chapter)
All too often a police officer’s death is a sudden loss of one’s life. Within seconds of the officers death, countless lives are affected and shattered. Spouses, parents, siblings, children, grandparents, relatives, friends, co-workers, and significant others all share the effects. All suffer a traumatic loss requiring special care and assistance to help deal with their loss and to learn to live with their suddenly changed circumstances. Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) is a national, non-profit organization that has been the link to help surviving law enforcement families put the pieces of their lives together and move on beyond their pain and suffering.
To learn more, please visit www.NewEnglandcops.org.
2015 – Running for Paul Jr. in 2015
We are pleased to announce that the BPD5k will be supporting the Paul Chuilli Jr., Go Fund Me Scholarship Fund for the WB High School for 2015. We were fortunate enough to be able to make a donation with proceeds from the 2014 event as well. Family members will be onsite volunteering, running and to share their memories of Paul Jr. and collect donations for the Fund. Donations can be made in person with cash or check or directly on the website www.gofundme.com/pchuillimemorial via credit card.