Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.
A dog is more faithful than most other animals — and more faithful than many people.
–The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition.
We’ve all heard that common phrase, “Dogs are man’s best friend”.
Saturday evening, October 28, 2017, I had the honour of witnessing this statement come to life once again at the 8th VITA Charity Gala, which was held to raise support, funds and awareness for the VITA organization. Guests from the political arena, and the entertainment and business worlds gathered at the Wiesbadener Kurhaus, the breathtakingly beautiful spa house in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, Germany. The Kurhaus serves as the city’s convention center, and is the social center of this spa town. In between dinner, drinks and entertainment, an astounding €435,000 was raised!
One donor even anonymously gave €25,000!!
The VITA organization was founded fifteen years ago by Tatjana Kreidler, who has over the years developed methods (the Kreidler – Method) to train Golden and Labrador Retrievers to help physically challenged children, adolescents and adults meet the difficult tasks in their daily lives. The freedom and independence these loving and loyal animals offer their charges is amazing.
It is documented that children who before had never uttered a word are now laughing and enjoying a zest for life.
These 4-pawed helpers amazingly offer comfort, self-confidence, promote the willingness and the ability to take over responsibility for one’s self and build bridges to society.
It doesn’t get too much better than that. I am honored to support this organization.
Tatjana, thank you for having the vision and the heart.
Event manager Mr. Edward Priewe, the evening was brilliant! Thank you for your generous invitation and your commitment to this organization.
What selfless people with a heart and a mind can do!
Read more about this spectacular evening in English and German at http://www.vita-charity-gala.de/index.php/de/rueckblick
Picture with Edward Priewe courtesy of Svetlana Schuster (Svetlanas-Kunstwelt & Fotowelt)