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CTCA Therapy Dog Parade

posted May 23rd, 2018 by
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Therapy Dog Parade

Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa hosted a Therapy Dog Parade where hospital volunteers parade the therapy dogs up and down the halls. TLC Therapy Dogs visit the hospital each week and the patients truly enjoy spending time with them.  Twister, a nine year old St. Bernard, is getting some love from patient Kitty Allain and her twin sister Suzie Buck.

Therapy Dog Parade

CTCA Hosts Pet Parade and SPCA Needs Drive

posted May 18th, 2018 by
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Hosts Pet Parade and SPCA Needs Drive

Therapy Dogs Visit with Patients

What: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa will be holding a “needs drive” the week of May 21 for the Tulsa SPCA. As part of the drive, the hospital will host a Pet Parade with some of the therapy dogs from TLC Therapy Dogs. The dogs and their owners will parade up and down the hospital lobby and main hallway for patients, caregivers and staff. The dogs in the parade regularly visit patients at CTCA and the owners are all volunteers at the hospital.

When: Wednesday, May 23

12 – 12:30 pm

Where: CTCA Tulsa

10109 E. 79th St.

Tulsa, OK 74133

Visuals:

Therapy dogs dressed in costumes parading up and down the hospital lobby area

Patients, caregivers and staff interacting with the dogs

Interview with Jessica Weeks, organizer of the Pet Parade and Tulsa SPCA needs drive

Items that have been collected for the drive

 

About Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaÒ

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five comprehensive cancer care hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa specializing in the treatment of adult patients. CTCA® offers an integrative approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy with advancements in precision cancer treatment and supportive therapies designed to manage side effects and enhance quality of life both during and after treatment. CTCA also offers a range of clinical trials designed to reveal new treatments supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country, and the hospital system is rated one of the most admired in the U.S. in national consumer surveys. Visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter for more information.

Bridges Foundation Mercantile Opens

posted April 24th, 2018 by
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 Bridges

Our Story……..The Bridges Foundation was founded by a group of parents of children with disabilities on August 21, 1964. Parents wanted a safe environment for their loved one to work post-graduation while building their life skills and independence. The mission of Bridges quickly became to enhance the quality of life for individuals with unique capabilities, their families, and our community through training, education, employment services and advocacy. In 1988, Bridges saw the need to expand this program by offering community employment opportunities at competitive wages for each individual. The Community Integrated Employment Program provided individuals with a greater sense of independence and self-sufficiency. In an effort to continue providing pathways for individuals with disabilities or barriers to employment, Bridges introduced the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. This program provides job search assistance, placement, and one-on-one training directly with an employer.

Self-advocacy is important for people with disabilities. Beginning this educational process at an early age helps to build confidence and acquire the needed skills to achieve their desire for independence. Bridges introduced the Work Adjustment Program (WAT) in 2009 to provide the necessary education and resources for young students and families. Additionally, Bridges Summer Camp was developed as a way for families to have a safe environment for their children throughout the summer months. Summer camp offers youth ages 10-21 activities to continue educational goals, engage socially with their peers, and develop natural supports.

In an effort to continue providing meaningful employment, The Bridges Barkery opened in 2013. This innovative dog treat bakery teaches employment and life skills while promoting self-sufficiency and financial independence. The Bridges Foundation serves Tulsa and surrounding communities at our two locations in Jenks and north Tulsa.

Today……

The south campus Work Adjustment class visited Game Day Popcorn in downtown Jenks to observe working in a retail location. It didn’t take long for owners Jaclan and Dennis Buczek to fall in love with the students and Bridges. We also fell in love with this amazing couple and could feel the love they had for our program. When they approached us about purchasing this business, we knew it was a blessing and meant to be. Game Day Popcorn will now be known as Bridges Mercantile. We will continue the tradition of Game Day Popcorn and also add amazing products made by the individuals served at Bridges. Bridges Mercantile will provide employment opportunities for individuals with special needs. Each of their individual talents will be showcased in the products sold and customer service. You can visit the Mercantile to purchase popcorn, Bridges Barkery treats, handmade bath products for both you and your furry friend, as well as art and other goods made by the individuals served at Bridges.

 

 

Grand Opening Coming Soon!!

Follow The Bridges Foundation facebook page for details.

Visit the Mercantile at 108 E. Main st. Jenks, OK.

 

 

Dates to Know:

April 28 Jenks Herb and Plant Festival

Purchase your Barkery Treats and Game Day Popcorn

May 21 Talking is Teaching (1813 N. Ash St Jenks) 10:00 AM

Parents and children ages 5 and under come talk, read, craft, and sing with the

clients of Bridges. Enjoy a free lunch! Each family receives a free book!

June 4 First day of Bridges Summer Camp! Register at www.thebridgesfound.org

June 9 5th Annual Dirty Dog GLOW Run!

Register and see all the details at www.thebridgesfound.org

Come enjoy The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band!!!

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Dirty Dog Run please contact Nikki Jolly at 918-299-2656 or [email protected]. All proceeds go towards providing employment and training for individuals with disabilities.

August 17 Bridges Night at the Tulsa Drillers Game!

Purchase your tickets here to benefit The Bridges Foundation!

https://groupmatics.events/event/Bridgesfoundation

 

 

Rib Crib Raises $105,000 for Charities

posted April 7th, 2018 by
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RIB CRIB PITMASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $105,000 FOR TULSA CHARITIES  

Rib Crib

Abby (Rib Crib’s office dog), Danielle Palm, Sherri Hardy and Marc Chastain

 

Tulsa, Okla. – Rib Crib BBQ & Grill presented $105,000 to five local Tulsa charities April 4 from proceeds of its 15th annual golf invitational, the 2017 Pitmasters Golf Tournament presented by Prosperity Bank.

More than 144 golfers participated in the annual golf event to support the five local nonprofit organizations: The Foundation for Tulsa Schools, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Pet Adoption League (PAL), Emergency Infant Services, and 12&12.

“We are so thankful to the sponsors, golfers and employees who helped raise this money for us to give back to these charities who provide wonderful services to our community,” said Marc Chastain, Rib Crib President.

Chastain and Danielle Palm, Rib Crib tournament director, presented oversized checks to each of the agencies and their representatives, which included: Bryan Day, CEO, and Clayton Woodrum, board member, of 12&12; Tom Neff, Senior Vice President of Saint Francis Health System and Kacie Frazier, Coordinator at The Children’s Hospital Foundation; Sherri Hardy, Pet League Adoption President; and Bill Andoe, Executive Director, and Ranan Gangel, Board Secretary, for Emergency Infant Services.

“Our vendors, volunteers and charitable donations helped make the tournament a success,” said Bret Chandler, Chairman & CEO. “The Rib Crib family is proud to be a part of such a generous community, and we’re so thankful for all the time and effort everyone donated for us to give our local charities.”

The tournament was held at the newly remodeled Oaks Country Club, featuring a shot-gun start four-person scramble, hole-in-one prizes from Land Rover of Tulsa and

Don Thornton Cadillac, a smoked tenderloin lunch and lunch on the course from Rib Crib’s competitive BBQ team, and live and silent auctions.

Rib Crib acknowledges the many contributors of financial, in-kind and services donation who made the tournament possible. Special thanks go to tournament presenting sponsor, Prosperity Bank. Major sponsors were Andreini & Company Insurance, Auto Chlor, Barcas, LLC, Curtis Restaurant Supply, Dr. Pepper, Farmer Brothers Coffee, The Barkley Law Firm, The Hub Group, Tyson Foods and Saint Francis Hospital.

Silent and live auction items included:  $500 Bruce G. Weber gift card raffle, a Hasty Bake Grill, Yeti coolers, an Argentina Dove Hunt, 100 -Person PigMen BBQ cater, a Fleming’s Steakhouse private dinner for 12, a Duck Hunt at Dillingham Ranch, Polo Grill dinner for ten, Cigar dinner from SMOKE On Cherry Street, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and OKC Thunder memorabilia.
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About Rib Crib BBQ & Grill

With 60 locations in eight states, Tulsa-based Rib Crib BBQ & Grill offers a fast-casual environment and family-friendly menu featuring a wide variety of hickory-smoked meats served in sandwiches, dinners, salads and combination platters. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Rib Crib’s bold barbecue is perfect for dining in, carryout or catering. The Tulsa-based company has headquarters located at 4535 S. Harvard Ave. For more information about Rib Crib BBQ & Grill, or for past tournament charities and team results, visit www.ribcribgolf.com.

 

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is a community based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formed March 29, 2001 with the mission of building a better community through resources in educational quality, creativity and innovation.

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis was founded to welcome and foster charitable giving and to provide and care for the special spiritual, emotional and physical needs of children and their families. Funds raised support pediatric care, programming and facilities for sick children, regardless of their ability to pay.

12 & 12 offers life-saving recovery tools for adults suffering with addiction or co-existing mental health and substance use disorders to achieve individualized recoveries. They are a leader in the substance abuse and addiction treatment and recovery fields and the largest non-profit addiction treatment facility in the four-state area.

Pet Adoption League finds approved, loving and forever homes for rescued animals. They make the transition of adopting dogs to their new homes as easy as possible with educational materials.

Emergency Infant Services is a non-profit organization that provides temporary assistance to children five and younger in the Tulsa area whose families are in dire economic straits. They provide the most basic of needs: food, formula, clothing, and diapers, along with other children’s items.

Oklahoma State Free Service Animal Eye Exams

posted March 31st, 2018 by
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Oklahoma State University Veterinary Medical Hospital to Provide Free Eye Exams to Oklahoma Service & Working Animals through the ACVO® and StokesRx Annual Event in May

Registration for the 2018 National Service Animal Eye Exam event in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico opens April 1  

Stillwater, Oklahoma (March 29, 2018)Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital to provide free eye exams to Service and Working Animals in Stillwater during the month of May as part of The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO®)’s 11th annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event. Board certified veterinary ophthalmologists across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will collectively provide more than 7,500 free eye exams as part of the annual program in 2018.

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties that board certifies veterinarians as ophthalmologists. The organization developed the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event in 2008, and since its inception, nearly 60,000 Service and Working Animals have received free screening eye exams — including approximately 7,500 in 2017 during the 10th Anniversary event.

Honor, a three-year-old yellow lab Service Dog trained by Freedom Dogs in San Diego, received her first free eye exam during the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event in the 2017 10th Anniversary event (picture can be found here). Like many Service Dogs, Honor works loyally each day to help her handler, Marine, Cpl. TJ Melhus, with tasks such as, medication retrieval, retrieval of dropped items, blocking people from approaching, alerting of people approaching from behind, and redirecting anxiety attacks through pressure from her chin.

“It was so important for Honor to take part in the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event for the first time in 2017,” said Katie Stoll, Honor’s trainer/puppy raiser at Freedom Dogs. “The free eye exams provide Service Animal handlers with the comfort of knowing their animals are healthy — sight is an asset these dogs use each day to keep their handlers safe.”

Around 300 board certified veterinary ophthalmologists throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will donate their time and resources to provide free screening exams to Service and Working Animals in May. In addition to dogs, other Service or Working Animals including horses, miniature horses, donkeys, alpacas and cats can receive free sight-saving exams.

The goal of the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event is to provide as many free screening exams as possible to eligible Service and Working Animals. The following types of Working or Service Animals may qualify: guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue, and current, registered therapy animals – all whom selflessly serve the public.

This year’s event is sponsored by ACVO® and Stokes Pharmacy, as well as several generous industry sponsors.  Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital and participating board certified ophthalmologists volunteer their services, staff and facilities at no charge for Service and Working Animals and their owners/agents to participate in the event.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 EVENT:

 

To qualify, Service and Working Animals must be “active working animals” that have been trained through a formal training program or organization, or are currently enrolled in a formal training program. The training organization could be national, regional or local in nature. More qualification details are available here. Owners/agents for the animal(s) must FIRST register the animal via an online registration form beginning April 1 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org. Registration ends April 30. Once registered online, the owner/agent will receive a registration number and will be allowed access to a list of participating ophthalmologists. Then, they may contact a specialist to schedule an appointment, which will take place during the month of May.  Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital requires that participants meet all event qualifications and provide the assigned registration number over the phone. Times may vary depending on the facility and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so owners/agents are encouraged to register and make appointments early.

About the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists®

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Its mission is “to advance the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence as specialists in veterinary ophthalmology.” To become board certified, a candidate must successfully complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a one-year internship, a three-year ACVO® approved residency and pass a series of credentials and examinations. For more information, please visit www.ACVO.org.

About Stokes Pharmacy

Stokes Pharmacy is a national, full-service compounding pharmacy specializing in the art and science of the custom formulation of prescription medicines for humans and animals. Leading the way in innovation, Stokes invites veterinarians to prescribe compounded medications online securely, quickly, and accurately via iFill, a cloud-based prescription management system. For more information, visit stokesrx.com.

About Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital

Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital is part of OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, one of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States. The Hospital is open to the public and provides routine wellness and specialized care for small and large animals. Certified by the American Animal Hospital Association, the Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.

Adopt at Tulsa Animal Welfare

posted March 8th, 2018 by
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TulsaPets Magazine toured the Tulsa Animal Welfare shelter and took these pictures of adorable animals available for adoption. If you are thinking about a new family member, please consider saving the life of a homeless animal!

Visit the shelter and take home a new best friend!

Adopt at Tulsa Animal Welfare

LEARN MORE ABOUT TULSA ANIMAL WELFARE SHELTER

Make a difference – adopt a shelter animal!

All of these pictures were taken March 7th by Bob Foshay

The shelter is open to the public: Monday Noon – 5:00, Tuesday – Friday Noon – 6pm

and Saturday Noon – 4pm

Closed Sundays and some City holidays.

Dogs and cat adoptions are $75.00

Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter   3031 N. Erie   Tulsa 74115   (918) 596-8000

This Week’s Wednesday’s Children available from the City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter.   There are some beautiful dogs and cats for adoption so please go rescue one today! Rescued pets make the best companions!!!  A big “THANKS” is owed to Bob Foshay for doing what he does every week!

 2018

* Pictured Animals may no longer be available

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