Every year at the Best Friends Bash, dogs and kids pair up to raise awareness for children with craniofacial conditions. The event offers an opportunity for kids with facial differences to learn from the dogs and each other, and promote healing in a supportive environment.
The third annual event, co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, brings together families of children with craniofacial differences with dogs who’ve gone through similar challenges. The event was funded by a grant from Penn’s Center for Human Appearance.
The American Kettle Club and Seattle Kennel Club featured this story, talking about the important role the dogs and their owners play in the event in providing comfort, encouragement and acceptance. Read more.