Dogblog note: Here's an event for dog lovers. It's a tribute to the late Mary Troll, set for Saturday at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Mary was the driving force behind the Pet Assisted Wellness Services Program at the hospital. She was a friend and a mentor, and my wife and I will be there with our two therapy dogs to pay respect to someone who left us all too soon.
The attached artwork by her brother, Ray, captures her spirit. She loved animals and she loved helping people.
WHO: Providence Alaska Medical Center and family of Mary Troll
WHAT: Dedication of artwork honoring Mary Troll
WHEN: SATURDAY, Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m. Dedication ceremony is expected to be at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Day Surgery Gallery, Providence
TEXT FROM FLIER: Come visit with the PAWS teams! The Family of Mary Troll, The Providence Alaska Foundation & Pet Assisted Wellness Services (PAWS) program of Providence Alaska Medical Center invite you to celebrate with them the life and work of Mary Troll with the installation of "Running With the Big Dogs" by Mary's brother and Alaskan artist, Ray Troll.
To commemorate her dedication to the PAWS program, the family and friends of Mary Troll are also establishing The Mary Troll Memorial Endowment at the Providence Alaska Foundation to perpetuate the work of PAWS.
Please join us! Over a dozen PAWS teams will be offering compassionate canine connections in the Gallery before and after the ceremony. Per PAMC policy, Providence asks that all personal pets remain comfortably at home. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration -- we hope to see you there!