Since 1993, over $6.4 mil Dollars Distributed | More than 2300 TTL Members | During Covid-19 Assisted in over $400k in Insurance Premiums
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June 20th -22nd, 2022
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About Take the Lead
Who We Are
Take the Lead was founded in 1993 as a not-for-profit foundation under Section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code dedicated to provide direct services, support and care for all qualified participants in the sport of dogs who suffer from the devastating realities of life-threatening or terminal illnesses, and to provide temporary emergency assistance to those affected by civil disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes and the like.
What We Do
Take The Lead provides direct services, support and care for people in the sport of purebred dogs who suffer the devastation of life-threatening or terminal illness. Perhaps no one can describe who we are and what we do better than someone we have helped along the way. Our mission also includes the ability to provide temporary emergency assistance to those affected by civil disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes and the like. This is accomplished through a separate and expedited application.
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We originally began simply to lend a level of support to those impacted by the AIDS epidemic.
The First benefit cocktail party was held during the Westchester weekend in September of 1993 where we raised approximately $35,000.
Our first applications for assistance were received and we immediately began making distributions paying medical insurance premiums, funeral expenses as well as other non-medical bills.
Established a permanent restricted fund and determined that up to one half of each year’s net income would be placed in it.
A few words from those we have impacted
was just reading the letter from the mortgage company threatening eviction this was 1995 and Take the Lead was still pretty new. I filled out the paperwork and faxed it off. The next day, late morning, I got a call from the office, the mortgage payment was up to date.I couldn't believe it. In 24 hours, I had been rescued. At a time when the world was falling down around us, Take the Lead stepped in and made a terrible time less painful. It was done anonymously. No one would have ever known...if I hadn't said anything. I've never kept it a secret. This was certainly one of the kindest that has ever happened to me Thank you, again, Take the Lead. You are the best.
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We provide direct services, support and care for those in the purebred dog community who were facing the devastating challenges of a life-threatening or terminal illness. In addition, we are now able to provide assistance in cases of civil disasters.