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OSU Veterinary Students Support Josh and Friends Project

Thursday, January 29 2015

Several veterinary students at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently worked with the Red Dirt Dog Agility Club to raise money for The Josh & Friends Project.  The Red Dirt Dog Agility Club donated $500 to The Josh & Friends Project in exchange for the students volunteering at the club’s latest agility trial.

Josh & Friends is a charity that provides care packages to children undergoing major procedures or in long-term hospital stays.  The care packages include a plush Josh retriever puppy and a hardback children’s book, I’ll Be O.K., which teaches children to remain brave during times of fear and uncertainty.

If you would like to make a donation to the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences chapter of Josh & Friends, please email joshandfriendsproject@gmail.com or visit www.joshandfriends.com for more information.


PHOTO: OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences veterinary students volunteering to help The Josh & Friends Project are: (back row, left to right) Katherine Moriarty, John Evans, Ian Frye, Kelsey Walker, Matthew Baker, Megan Thomas and (front row, left to right) Paul Cunningham, Daniel Adkisson, Christine Toffoli, Kaitlyn Gregg, Megan Haughey, Tonia Rushing, and Brittany Propst.  Also participating but not pictured are: Karson Walker, Jessica Ercius, Darby Hanna, Caitlin Hummel, and Mackenzie Jochim.


Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu