Tri-State K-9 5K Run & Fun

As you may know, Kelsey and I are members of the Tri-State Canine Crisis Response Team. We are a non-profit organization that helps victims deal with emotional trauma brought on by a natural or man-made disaster or crisis. We do this with trained and certified teams of dogs and their handlers. These teams provide emotional support to victims and first responders in NJ, DE, PA and beyond. We recently sent six teams to Orlando to aid in the healing of those affected by the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. When not involved in crisis response work, we actively work with schools and universities, library reading programs, pediatric and autism programs, senior citizen centers, psychiatric treatment facilities, veteran’s homes, homeless shelters and group homes.

As a non profit, we must raise funds to support the work we do. To this end, we are hosting our first major fund raiser, the Tri-State K-9: 5 K Run & Fun at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on October 15, 2016. In addition to the run/walk, there will be an exciting and fun after race party. Features include a pet psychic/animal communicator, dog and human massage, DogVinci artwork, Sand Sled Dog Demonstration, AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing, Fantastic Children’s Activities, and much more. 

In order to make this event a success, we need a lot of help promoting it. If it is a cause you feel you can support, we would greatly appreciate if you could post this graphic to your social media accounts and/or share by email with your friends, family, and other contacts. If you would like to have some fun and learn more about Tri-State Canine Crisis Response Team, please go to to register for the event.

Thank you for your consideration. Hope we can count on your support.

Ruth Folkman Osman‎ and Kelsey