Guide Dog Foundation Names Puppy, “Marchon”

Melville,  NY  (June  28, 2011)Marchon, known as one of the world’s most prominent  eyewear  Claudio Gaottardi, Marchon President & CEO with puppy, Marchoncompanies,  is  now  also  the  name  of  a furry black lab/golden cross with a pink collar!

Born  on  April  5,  2011,  the  Guide Dog Foundation named the sweet puppy “Marchon”  to  show  their  appreciation  to Marchon and their accounts for their  continuous  support  at  the  Vision  Expo  East and West shows, and generating over $100,000 in monetary contributions.

“Every  project  we  work  on with the Guide Dog Foundation is rewarding in itself.  To  now  be an even greater part of their family and have a future guide  dog  bare  the Marchon name, is a proud moment and we are honored by the  Foundation’s  gesture,”  said  Claudio Gottardi, Marchon President and CEO.

Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation has provided guide dogs free of charge to  blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Students come from  all over the United States and many foreign countries to attend small classes  and  individualized  instruction often attracting students who may have  special  requirements. The Guide Dog Foundation is supported entirely by  donations  from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Guide  Dog  Foundation receives no government funding. For more information visit, www.guidedog.org.

Marchon  Eyewear,  Inc. is  one  of  the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors  of  quality  eyewear  and  sunwear.  The  company markets its products  under prestigious brand names including: Calvin Klein Collection, ck  Calvin  KleinCoachDiane von Furstenberg, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Jil SanderKarl  LagerfeldLacosteMichael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Salvatore Ferragamo  and Sean John.  Headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Venice, Marchon distributes its products through  numerous  local sales offices serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries.

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