Local women are teaming up to support Canine Companions for Independence. General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) support the organization, and the local group has formed a team to participate in DogFest Walk ‘n Roll on Oct. 21 at NTC Park.

The team is named Team Shea after Shea the puppy and his namesake, GFWC International President Sheila Shea – both pictured with Shea’s puppy raiser, GFWC CWONC member Kathleen King, on the right.

The walk is a national signature event of CCI, and helps raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities. DogFest San Diego will include a scenic, fully accessible, 1.2-mile dog walk followed by a celebration with dog- and family-friendly activities. Enjoy music, games, amazing dog demonstrations, presentations by assistance dog recipients, and more.

Look for team GFWC Shea at www.cci.org to join the team or contribute to the cause.