Tails were wagging and soap suds were flying last Saturday as Kwik Car Wash
teamed up with The Pooch Mobile
dog grooming service in an effort to raise funds for Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS)
. Nearly 50 dogs were washed this year, and $1,150 was raised at the fifth annual “Dog Days of Summer’ event.
The Youth and Pet Survivors Program (YAPS©) is a pen pal program that matches pediatric oncology patients with dogs and cats who have survived cancer or other serious medical conditions. Children and pets (via their owners) establish relationships and communicate through letter writing. (www.youthandpetsurvivors.org)
Kwik Car Wash donated 50 percent of all car wash sales to the cause, while The Pooch Mobile offered free dog washes with all donations going to Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS) as well. Kimberly Schlichting of Through Your Eyes Photography was on site capturing all the special moments of the day, and even offered a chance to win a free photo shoot.
“YAPS would like to thank Kwik Car Wash and the Pooch Mobile for dedicating their venue and time to raise money and awareness for our program,” expressed YAPS Founder and President Anne Gillespie. “Nearly 50 dogs and 125 cars were washed at the event!”
For more information, please contact Megan Gilchrist at 303-841-6606.
About Kwik Car Wash
Kwik Car Wash is a locally-owned and operated exterior wash dedicated to saving the environment 296.2 gallons at time by recycling 90 percent of all water used and using only environmentally-friendly soaps. Vacuums are free with the purchase of any tunnel wash. Kwik Car Wash frequently hosts charity car washes for local nonprofit organizations. Other events scheduled for this summer include the PEPC II MOPS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Rotary Community Corps, Project Healing Waters, Chaparral High School, and Waggin’ Tails Canine Rescue. (www.kwikcarwash.com