Doug Levy Races Across America

Doug Levy Races Across America

Canine Companions for Independence® supporter Doug Levy was a solo racer in Race Across America (RAAM). The over 3,000 mile bicycle race began in Oceanside, CA on June 8, 2008 and concluded in Annapolis, MD.

It took Doug just over 11 days to the 2008 RAAM finish line. He became one of less than 200 men and women who have successfully pedaled solo across America.
Doug Levy
Doug chose to use this race as a way to raise funds for Canine Companions for Independence. While he is tirelessly racing across the country, he will be motivated by knowing that with each mile he is helping Canine Companions for Independence.

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a national non-profit organization providing assistance dog and ongoing support to adults and children with disabilities free of charge.

Doug Levy and his family have assisted Canine Companions by being volunteer puppy raisers. Currently they are raising their fourteenth puppy for CCI. Volunteer puppy raisers open their hearts and homes to CCI puppies for approximately sixteen months, providing puppies with a solid foundation of obedience before the puppies are returned to one of Canine Companions five regional training centers across the country for professional assistance dog training. Each puppy entering professional training carries the hopes of the volunteer puppy raiser that they will grow and learn to be an assistance dog for an adult or child challenged with a disability.

Currently there are over 1,300 Canine Companions assistance dogs enhancing the lives of people with disabilities across the country and over 850 volunteer puppy raisers across the country.

To support Doug in the Race Across America donate now, or to learn more about RAAM visit RAAM 2008.


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