Family Sponsoring Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs Launches Fundraising Campaign
Support Kaylie's Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs by helping the family raise the initial funds to buy bulk t-shirts and candles for the event.
Sacramento, CA June 24, 2013 -- The family of a 3-year old girl mauled by a pit bull last July launches a fundraising campaign to help raise money for an upcoming vigil event. On Saturday October 26, Kaylie's Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs takes place in Sacramento on the steps of the state capitol building. In preparation for the vigil, the family launched a campaign on indiegogo.com to help raise the initial funds to buy bulk t-shirts and candles. Once those costs are covered, remaining funds will be donated to DogsBite.org.
Kaylie's family, the Bakers, was unaware of how serious and widespread this problem was until their own child was attacked by a pit bull. The candlelight vigil being held in October has several goals. The family wishes to honor and remember the victims and their families -- both human and animal; to increase awareness of the growing frequency of these attacks; and to raise donations for DogsBite.org, an organization that has been a "source of strength and support for the Bakers and for so many other families," states the campaign web page.
The Bakers also hope that people all over the country will be part of the vigil by having a candle lit for their loved ones: friends, family and pets.
The fundraising campaign, Support Kaylie's Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs & Get a T Shirt! started on June 22 and will run for just over three weeks -- July 17. Donors have a choice of "perks," for instance, for a $10 donation a person can have an LED candle lit on their behalf during the vigil. For a $30 donation, a person will receive a vigil t-shirt along with a candle lighting at the event. There are six different perks to choose from. Early donations are to help buy the bulk order of t-shirts and candles for the October candlelight vigil.
Help Kaylie's family light up the night with vigil candles on October 26!
Learn more about the vigil:Facebook event page | Event website
DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. Through our work, we hope to protect both people and pets from future attacks. Our website, www.dogsbite.org, was launched in October 2007 and contains a wide collection of data to help policymakers and citizens learn about dangerous dog breeds. Our research focuses on pit bull type dogs. Due to selective breeding practices that emphasize aggression and tenacity, this class of dogs negatively impacts communities the most. Our website hosts important dog bite studies, U.S. dog bite fatalities and other key bibliographies. In the Legislating Dogs portion of our site, we offer examples of breed-specific laws and documentation of the constitutionality of these laws. The Victim Realities section provides a glance into the unforgettable histories victims leave behind and much more. DogsBite.org operates out of Austin, Texas and can be contacted via: 512-650-8510 or . Research contributions and active website participation stems from individuals that span the United States of America and across the world.