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SOUTH CAROLINA LOW COUNTRY CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 30, 2014
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Young AFCEAN Event Benefits Canines for Veterans

The chapter's Young AFCEANs recently hosted a party for revelers of all ages ready to "throw it back 80s style." The party drew a crowd dressed as iconic characters from the 80s, including best costume winners as the Ghostbusters, runner up Richard Simmons, aka Capt. Nathan Swab, USAF, chapter military liaison chairman, and even senior chapter leaders impressively disguised as Cheech and Chong. The event raised more than $2,500 through admission tickets as well as the generous sponsorship donations from industry partners in the Charleston area. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to Canines for Veterans, which is a national program that provides disabled veterans with quality trained service dogs. The program works with military prisoners at the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston and teaches them how to train rescue dogs as service dogs for the wounded and injured veterans. Service members or veterans with a disability including mobility limitations, traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder are invited to apply for a Canines for Veterans service dog. Canines for Veterans does not charge a fee for the service dog.

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Proceeds from the chapter’s July fundraiser went to Canines for Veterans, a national program providing disabled veterans with quality trained service dogs.
Proceeds from the chapter’s July fundraiser went to Canines for Veterans, a national program providing disabled veterans with quality trained service dogs.
Megan Ham, Young AFCEAN chapter chairperson, joins fellow “Ghostbusters” Dave Ambrose (l) and Chris Terio from APEX Systems during the chapter’s 80s-themed fundraiser in July.
Megan Ham, Young AFCEAN chapter chairperson, joins fellow “Ghostbusters” Dave Ambrose (l) and Chris Terio from APEX Systems during the chapter’s 80s-themed fundraiser in July.
At the 80s-themed fundraiser in July, Tony Orlando, chapter president, and wife Mahalla get into the spirit of the evening as Cheech and Chong.
At the 80s-themed fundraiser in July, Tony Orlando, chapter president, and wife Mahalla get into the spirit of the evening as Cheech and Chong.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Tim Terrebonne
4342843330

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