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American Hero Initiative

On March 16, 2024 the RCH family lost their most special member of their family, Spike.

Spike was a standard poodle that made the world a better place with his calm demeaner and loving way of life. He was a certified therapy dog for 4 years, but was a personal therapy dog for our photographer Ryan for over 11 years (over half of Ryan's life at the time). Ryan and Spike were and always will be best friends and brothers.
The one thing many people do not know about Spike is that his registered AKC name was Apachi Lynmar American Hero. 

Following Spike's passing to Rainbow Bridge, Ryan decided to dedicate not just his own life to the memory of Spike, but also the work of RCH Photography and with that the American Hero Initiative was created.

The American Hero Initiative is a way for Ryan to honor Spike and continue Spike's loving nature of making people smile by making the world a better place.

This initiative allows us to continue Spike's warmhearted legacy. During the below dates annually, RCH Photography will donate 100% of profits to the following organizations.


Week of March 16- American Hero, our Spike, passed on March 16, 2024
A Bucks County Veterinary Hospital/Clinic

Week of June 12- American Hero, our Spike, was born June 12, 2010
A Bucks County Animal Shelter

July 4-
Washington Crossing State Park (A favorite place for Ryan and Spike to visit)

November 11-
Gary Sinise Foundation (Spike loved dearly his veteran family members)

December 4-
A Bucks County Assisted Living Facility (where Spike visited as a Therapy Dog)

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday-
Calvary Church Souderton (The RCH family local church)

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