Monday, June 12, 2023 •  5PM-8PM

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Help Us Help a Child…. and HAVE FUN!

DCF is sponsoring a Dog Walk-a-Thon fundraiser on Monday, June 12, 2023.  Our mission is to bring dog owners together with their dogs and families, to experience a time of family fun centered around their canine members, for the purpose of raising funds to support Compassion Care for Disabled Children Inc. dba Disabled Children’s Fund, in their global outreach to Change the World for a Disabled Child.

The funds raised will aid DCF in:

  • Ukraine – to supply critically needed clothing to the disabled children and their families suffering from shortages caused by the war
  • India – to support 24 disabled children and their families with medical services and life changing resources
  • Guatemala – to fund custom made wheelchairs for needy children of low income families
  • US Military Families – to provide special needs children with quality of life programs not covered by government support

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Event Details

When and Where:

Monday, June 12, 2023 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Event being held at the:

Mid-Atlantic Community Church
2485 Davidsonville Road
Gambrills, MD

How to Participate:

  1. Go to CLICK HERE TO REGISTER below and pay the $10 Participation Fee.
  2. Download and print the Sponsorship Form to collect your supporters.
    Please note: This is not required to participate in the Walk.
  3. If completing the Sponsorship form, bring the form with any contributions to the event. Any Checks should be made payable to “Disabled Children’s Fund”.  Sponsors may make a credit card donation online.

Questions? Please contact Mary Campbell at


  • 5:00  – Registration at the Pavilion
  • 5:30  – First group of walkers start on course. Beginner Agility Course open for free participation under supervision-1 dog at a time
  • 5:45  – Second group of walkers start on course
  • 6:00  – Third group of walkers start on shorter course
  • 6:30  – Dog Costume Contest – Contestants to gather in arena designated for the contest
  • 7:00  – Winners announced for the Costume Contest
  • 7:15  – Guide Dog demonstration in designated arena — Beginner Agility Course will be closed just prior to this
  • 7:45  – Raffle PLUS Drawings for all prizes for the 3 groups for participation
  • 8:00  – Closing of event



The ~1.5 mile walking course circles the sports fields and runs on through a path in the woods back to the starting line. There will be 3 groups of participants:

  • 1st: The dogs who with their owners are high energy and want to walk briskly
  • 2nd: The dogs who with their owners desire a more relaxed walk
  • 3rd: The senior and/or disabled dogs or owners who prefer a shorter stroll

Positioned along the course will be attendants at stations with water and treats for participants. There are prizes planned for each group which will be awarded by a blind drawing from each group’s participants’ names.

In addition, there will be a Dog Costume Contest for those wanting to dress up to compete for prizes in one arena. Also planned is a Beginner Agility Course set up just for fun in a second arena. Then finishing up the day will be a Guide Dog demonstration in a third arena.

Important Pet Information:

  1. The DCF Dog Walk-a-Thon will be through fields and woods, so it is highly recommended that all participants and their humans protect themselves against ticks which carry diseases for both species and check all participants following their walks.
  2. There will be many dogs on site and the possibility of commutable diseases between them is increased, so humans may want to contact their veterinarian for any recommended additional vaccine protection. As stated in the rules, Rabies and Distemper combination vaccinations are required to be current. placeholder

View the Liability Waiver

Participants must agree to the Liability Waiver and Rules of Participation for this event.

Download Sponsorship Form

Download and Print the Pledge/Sponsorship Form (optional).