2013 Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K

The Worcester firefighters enjoyed great weather and a wonderful turnout for the 13th annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K! NEADS loves being a part of this annual event, and is so grateful to be one of the recipients of their fundraising. Maurice, Rescue and Currahee had a wonderful time!

2013 Puppy Duck Race!

Saturday May 18 was the third annual NEADS Puppy Duck Race & Fair. The weather was beautiful and the crowds were enthusiastic! From the sack races to the freshly popped pop corn to the burgers on the grill, it was a great old fashioned community event enjoyed by kids, adults and canines! Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered and donated. Please check out the pictures below.

Boston Duck Tours gets a New Driver!

Last week we went to downtown Boston to begin a new partnership between NEADS and the Boston Duck Tours. We’re thrilled to announce this partnership!  They are currently selling rubber duckies dressed in camo and will donate $1.00 from the sale of each duck to NEADS’ Canines for Combat Veterans program. We’ll let you know as soon as these ducks are available for purchase online!

The best moment was when Currahee got to drive a Duck Boat!



2013 NEADS Spring Graduation


Tiffany, with Rowan in his graduation cap (photo by Michael Stone)

What an incredible day we had this past Sunday, April 7, 2013! Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School rolled out the red carpet for NEADS and all our graduates and did an INCREDIBLE job hosting our Spring 2013 graduation ceremony. The facilities were beautiful, the auditorium was perfect, and the staff and students of Monty Tech could not have been more helpful. In particular, 1st Sgt Paul Jornet and his JR ROTC cadets made every person in attendance feel welcome. A huge thank you to Principal Nicholas DeSimone for graciously hosting NEADS at his school. Thank you to the Audio/Visual dept for going above and beyond to make sure that the ceremony went off without a hitch; Autobody/Collision Repair for the incredible work they have done on our donated Subaru; the Culinary Arts dept for preparing food and cake for graduation day; Graphic Communications for their ongoing support of our communications efforts; and Industrial Technology for building the “kitchen” pictured below especially for our on-stage demo!

We are honored and awed by the generosity of the staff and students of Monty Tech and are so grateful for this growing partnership! Photos by Michael Stone

Thank you, also, to the wonderful group of staff and volunteers who made graduation day possible.

Thanks BAE Systems/Acton OSS!

On October 13, BAE Systems/Acton OSS hosted a group bike ride to benefit NEADS Canines for Combat Veterans program. They did a fantastic job and we were so honored that they chose us to be the recipients of their efforts. We look forward to partnering with them again next year!

Wynonna Judd Loves NEADS Puppies!

For the second year in a row, NEADS has partnered with Indian Ranch to bring our message and mission to concert-goers. NEADS is attending concerts all summer long and making new friends — like Wynonna Judd! See the pictures below.

We sincerely thank and appreciate each and every one of the NEADS volunteers who came out and shared their passion for NEADS with the Indian Ranch crowds. We couldn’t do it without you!

Unleash the Possibilities — Walk for NEADS June 2012

Despite the pouring rain, we had a wonderful turnout for the first annual Walk for NEADS. THANK YOU to the many participants who walked, wheeled, volunteered, and worked to make our June 2 walk a success!