Part of PharmaSUG is giving something back to the community in which our conference is being held. In 2013, we adopted a classroom at a Chicago high school through the Adopt A Classroom program. In 2014, we joined with Adopt A Classroom to support a San Diego middle school classroom near the conference hotel which has struggled with illiteracy. In 2015, we once again focused on STEM education with Adopt A Classroom to support a math teacher at University High School in Orlando. We are changing the charity drive this year a little bit by supporting the Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado (SARDOC) organization.
Our Goal for 2016
This year, the focus is on Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado. SARDOC is the oldest Search Dog certification agency in Colorado. SARDOC began in 1983 to meet a growing need for highly qualified dog teams to aid in searches for missing people.
SARDOC has some of the highest Search Dog Certification Standards in the nation. They certify dogs in Air Scent, Trailing, Water Search, Avalanche, and Human Remains Detection.
Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado, Inc. is made up of volunteers from all around the state of Colorado who are dedicated to training dogs, themselves and each other to assist on searches for the missing child, hiker, hunter, skier, water enthusiast or accident victim. SARDOC’s performance standards are based on realistic search conditions.
While the main objective of SARDOC is to train dog and handler teams so that they can meet these standards, SARDOC also assists law enforcement agencies in Colorado and the surrounding region in finding the closest qualified SARDOC dog and handler team whenever they need the specialized search resource. In addition, the membership actively participates in educating these agencies on how to use search dogs efficiently and effectively.
SARDOC is funded solely by contributions and grants from individuals and corporations. SARDOC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
How You Can Help
During the conference, there will be a kiosk for donations by cash or check, or by credit card through the Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado website. Donations are also possible through the conference registration system, and can be made with a different credit card than the one used for conference registration. Please consider participating in this worthy cause!
Donations to Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado are generally tax deductible, but please consult your tax professional regarding your specific situation. The following information may be useful:
Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado
Tax identification number: 84-1015135
P.O. Box 1036
Ft. Collins, CO 80522