Date(s) - 02/08/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHAT: An opportunity to meet Bandit, the USO of Missouri’s Great Dane certified Therapy Dog. Tickets: $20 per person include two drinks and light appetizers
WHO: Bandit, who was rescued from a dog pound at 14 weeks, is now known for helping military members and their families.
WHERE: MOONRISE HOTEL-Twilight Room, 6117 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis , MO
SIGNIFICANCE: Bandit regularly provides comfort to recovering active duty members in hospitals, veterans in nursing homes and children at Fort Leonard Wood in south central Missouri.
He has also visited the Pentagon, Walter Reed Military Hospital and Arlington National Cemetery.
National Geographic recently published the book, “Loyal” which features Bandit as one of 38 dogs recognized for their bravery, heroism and devotion. Bandit was trained as a therapy dog after his owner, USO Ft. Leonard Wood Center director Kelly Brownfield, recognized his natural instincts to comfort people