For me to run 26.2 miles you have to know the cause means something to me. Unfortunately, or fortunately I don't have a sob story to get you to feel sorry for me to get you to donate to Marleys Mutts. Well other than being 38 and still unmarried. Haha! Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge dog lover. Currently I have a rescued bluenose pitbull named Shadow who I bring everywhere I can to help try to change the perspective people have about pitbulls being bad dogs and I volunteer at a local boxer rescue on weekends. Other than working too much, or sitting in traffic, you can usually find me on a run, hike, or dog pack walk. I also just started kickboxing to help cross train for the marathon.
I started following Marleys Mutts last August after watching a hilarious video on Facebook of the founder Zach jet lagged and trying to figure out how to use an electric Korean toilet. I knew from that moment this rescue was the sh!t (pun intended). I am excited to run the Chicago Marathon to help them raise money for their rescue ranch they are hoping to open one day. They aren't the basic run of the mill rescue. They have helped bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Korea and helped train another rescue in Thailand on how to better train/rescue dogs. Besides rescuing hundreds of dogs a year including many tough cases, they also have several programs like their therapy dogs, Miracle Mutts who visit and help rehabilitate people at tons of facilities like schools, the Mission at Kern County, and are now starting a prison training program to help teach inmates how to train dogs so they'll have a skill when they leave prison. Along with all of this, they also give back to the community by sponsoring low cost spay and neuter programs, toy drives during Christmas and volunteering time at the library to let kids read to the dogs. The list of inspiring acts goes on and on! Right now they don't have a facility so all dogs are kept in foster homes which is why they need to open up a rescue ranch so even more lives can be saved. Help me help Marleys Mutts!!!
I wanted to do something more personal than just donating money, so what better way to show your support than to run a marathon?
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