Article by Dana Humphrey (email@example.com) photo’s by Long Island Pet Professionals
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! On May 22nd from 7-10pm at the Toyota of Manhattan located at 47th Street and 11th Ave in New York, over 200 people got together for a fun benefit party called LYME AID to raise over $1000 for LymeDisease.org. Attendees wore lime green, learned how to prevent Lyme Disease in their own home and brought their pets (from dogs to cats to bunnies).
At the event all enjoyed live music from Damn Glad, DJ DLITE, an entertaining hula-hoop/dance performance with Benjy Bronk and Elisa Jordana as “BENJELISA”, a documentary film screening of “Under Our Skin”, complimentary paw-dicures with Warren London, a book signing and lime green couture pet fashion showcase with Paul Nathan’s Couture Dogs of New York, glitter tattoos for people and pets, basketball and poker performances with Rick Caran and “Jilli Dog”, special readings with Shira the pet psychic, pictures in the Royal Photo Booth, hot catered food for people and pets, vodka, tequila, Kamoni Ice, beer and non-alcoholic drinks, poetry with Richard Blanco, prizes, raffles and amazing goodie bags! Plus, every goodie bag included a “Tick Kit” with special supplies from PetCareRx.com and Tick SR on how to remove a tick in case you or your pets get one this season.
Special guests included Hostess Maria Milito from Q1043, Jorge Bendersky, Celebrity Groomer, Al Chernoff “Alley Cat” from Rescue Ink and Jackson Galaxy.There were vendor tables ranging from Susi Raphael and Jane Elissa art, to Mary Kay makeup, treats from Clear Conscience Pet, food from the Dog Chef Kevyn Matthews, Dr. Harveys, Natura and Stella & Chewys, Free Acupuncture and Rescue Chocolate!
A HUGE thanks to Toyota of Manhattan and event sponsors PetCareRx.com, Critter Zone USA, Natura Pet and Tick SR for making it happen. CLICK HERE to see a LOT more pictures!