Hi I'm Rudi. Did you know that the Walk2Stop Bullying is dog-friendly? As long as I'm on a leash, I can attend.
Randi (who thinks she's MY owner) has been advocating for Kidsbridge for many years. When I saw the dogs in the pictures from last year's Walk2Stop Bullying I got very jealous. Randi promised to take me this year if I raise $500 from my human and canine friends. Cats are also welcome to contribute.
Why is an anti-bullying walk particularly important at this time? Because bullying is a serious problem that negatively impacts hundreds of thousands of people each day. Not just kids, all people. More than 160,000 kids in the U.S. avoid school each day because they fear being bullied, according to the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools report released in December 2012 (www.njbullying.org). According to the National Youth Violence Prevention Center, almost 30% of youth in the U.S. (over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both.
Please help this doggie do good (and get a T-shirt)! I can't wait to meet all the kids, parents, educators and community members coming together to raise both awareness and resources to STOP bullying and cyberbullying!
P.S. If you come, please bring treats :)