Why I give

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“I lost my dog to cancer, and I always knew after that that I wanted to help other animals and other families.”

— Reid Bangle, a fourth-grade student at David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, who has been giving to various departments at the University of Georgia for the past three years.

When his Labrador retriever, Abbott, died from cancer, Reid decided he wanted to give back to help animals. He began saving his allowance and running lemonade stands to raise money. He donated his savings to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s new veterinary teaching hospital as well as to cancer research efforts at the college. “I feel really good because I know I’m helping someone else who really needs the money and the animals that need help,” he says.

The son of Dr. Jeff Bangle (DVM ’96), a veterinarian at Oconee Veterinary Hospital, and Kathy Bangle, director of development at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Reid recently received his Third Pillar giving society sticker for three consecutive years of giving to the university.

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