Take a step closer to a more compassionate world at the 2016 Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run!
Join the movement on October 1, 2016 at Grove 13 near Belmont Harbor to raise funds and awareness for farm animals. Come with friends, family, and neighbors for a two-mile walk or run along Chicago’s lakefront. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. The Opening Ceremony with Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur and Honorary Chair Jane Velez-Mitchell, Editor of JaneUnChained.com & Facebook's #LunchbreakLIVE will begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by the Walk and Fun Run.
After the Walk, participants will gather at the eighth annual Chicago VeganMania for a daylong celebration of compassionate living, including a presentation from Gene at 11 a.m. at the Main Presentation Stage. At 1 p.m., Gene will participate in a panel discussion on "Plant-Powered Fitness" with David Carter (“The 300 Pound Vegan”); author and fitness trainer John Pierre; and author, runner, and coach Ellen Jaffe-Jones.*
Adult walkers and runners must raise a minimum of $100 by 10/10/16 to participate in this event. If, for example, you fall $10 short of the fundraising minimum, your credit card will automatically be charged the extra $10 on 10/10/2016 towards your $100 minimum. If your credit card is charged, the entry on your statement will reference Network for Good, our payment processor. Please refer to the Crowdrise Policy or email email@example.com.
The top fundraisers in the Walk (as of September 23) will receive special recognition at an exclusive dinner with Gene and Jane, hosted by the legendary Chicago Diner. Top fundraisers will join Gene and Jane on Friday, September 30, for a delicious meal featuring some of the Diner’s signature dishes.
Register today and help further Farm Sanctuary’s life-saving mission to be the rescuer, caregiver, and advocate that farm animals so desperately need.
Sleep In For Farm Animals
Even if you can’t make it out in person, you can still be a part of the movement online by joining the 2016 Sleep In for Farm Animals. Simply register above and select Sleep In "Virtual Participant". No matter what your schedule or where you live, you can be a critical part of this powerful campaign to make a difference for farm animals.
You can be a part of the movement by volunteering at the 2016 Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run. We need event volunteers to make sure our event is a success! We have several volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or register today. Thank you so much for ALL of your support.
The Walk For Farm Animals
The Walk for Farm Animals has been part of Farm Sanctuary since the beginning. In 1986, we didn’t yet have our sanctuary in Watkins Glen, but we had a small group of dedicated volunteers who helped us establish the first Walk for Farm Animals in support of our mission to stop animal abuse and suffering. Those first efforts were modest by today’s standards, but they helped fund the down payment for what became our first official shelter and national headquarters.
From those humble beginnings, the Walks have continued to be a vital part of our fundraising and outreach efforts and keep growing as more people learn about farm animal issues and want to help. The funds raised by the Walks support our work to rescue farm animals, provide urgent care and lifelong refuge, as well as our education and advocacy efforts for farm animals everywhere. Over the years, the Walks have raised nearly $2 million for Farm Sanctuary thanks to the dedication of our volunteer Walk Coordinators and our amazing walkers! You can join the movement and start making a difference today by registering for the 2016 Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run!