Rich Drazin Joins Board of Directors
We are proud to announce that in September 2023, Rich Drazin joined Toka’s Friends Board of Directors. Rich served in the Army Special Forces and was part of multiple combat deployments. Now back in civilian life Rich is busy between work and his current enrollment in the MIT Executive MBA program. We look forward to all that Rich has to offer as we grow our service dog program. To read more about Rich and the rest of our team click here.
Toka's Friends Fall Pig Roast 2023
Despite wind swept rain, we managed to hold our annual Pig Roast on September 24th. We had over 60 supporters and veterans join us despite the weather. A good time was had by all! Special thanks to Tom Camara for securing a tent for the event!!
We are honored to name one of our puppies to a true American hero who is near and dear to our hearts. Ensign Jesse Brown was one of the first African American Naval officers and pilots. He lost his life in Korea while providing air support to American troops trapped near the Chosin Reservoir. Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Ensign Brown is the main figure in the recently released movie, Devotion. In June of 2023, we added this happy and intelligent little guy to the team. He will always be a reminder to us of the legacy of Jesse Brown.