Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Surf Dog Ricochet rocks the Red Carpet at the Hero Dog Awards

Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog from San Diego CA, the only known dog in the world that surfs with kids with special needs, people with disabilities and wounded warriors as an assistive aid, has already raised close to $300,000.00 for charity! For her Heroic work, Ricochet became the recipient of the first, American Humane Association's Hero Dog Award in 2011 at the star studded event. Earlier this September, I was contacted by Judy Fridono (Ricochet's mom), to design a gown for her beloved Ric to wear to the 2012 Hero Dog Awards, as she was returning as an honorary guest. The donated gown was not only to be worn that evening but was to be put up for auction raising funds for charity. While at the event, Judy got word on the passing of Stacey Mae another 2011 Hero Dog, who was also a great friend to Ricochet. With much sadness and disbelief, it became evident for the fundraiser to be held in Stacey Mae's honor.
Ricochet on the Red Carpet at the Hero Dog Awards. Hollywood, CA. October 6, 2012.
(The design of this gown was inspired by the Ocean's shimmering aqua blue waters with the peacock feathers standing for 'bullying', for being different, yet beautiful)
I was honored to design and make this custom made gown for Hero Surf dog Ricochet and knowing it was going to a great cause to benefit those in need, made it all so much more meaningful. Giving back truly does heal the soul!! ♥♥
Judy (mom) with Ricochet.
Betty White with Ricochet.
Ricochet with Lisa Vanderpump - Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Ricochet with Ricky Berens (Gold Medal Olympic swimmer)
Ricochet with Jake Pavelka - The Bachelor. through the AHA, which is the organization that awarded her the hero dog award.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That dress is beautiful...

Lucy Medeiros said...

Thank you so much!! The best thing is, this dress raised over $7000.00 for Betty White's animal charity! :)

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