BENEFITING: Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014
I have been through a tremendous amount in the last year of my life. However through all the controversy, mistakes and poor decisions, I have learned more about myself in the last 6 months then I had for 28 years prior. Most importantly I have learned how to live a healthy and balanced life. I have incorporated physical, spiritual, and emotional happiness into all aspects of my life.
A major part of this new life of mine has been exercise and fitness. Basketball and Yoga specifcally have picked up tremendously and I try to incorporate one of, if not both, into my daily schedule. A new addition to my fitness routine though has been running and becuase of this I decided to put my new habit to good use. I have begun to train for the Staten Island Half Marathon on October 12, 2014 and will raise money to support homelss animals in New York City.
Now many of you will ask why choose to raise money for animals? As an avid dog and animal lover it brings me great joy to help such a great cause because I have seen first hand how homeless animals can be helped and given a life and a home that every animal deserves. I could have raised money for numerous other great causes however Barkley, my dog whom I adopted from a shelter, has been so valuable to my health and happiness that I wanted in some way to say thank you to him. I always wanted to run on behalf of Quincy, an adopted cat who was taken from the streets and given a home by one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. Most of us all have stories of how our animals or pets have impacted our lives and this is your chance to say thank you to them, by helping the less fortunate animals still out there on the streets without homes.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, is the sole umbrella organization for animal welfare in NYC. Since 2003, they have been working with a coalition of 150+ rescue groups and shelters to find homes for thousands of New York City's dogs and cats. Their goal is to transform New York City into a no-kill community by 2015, where no dogs or cats of reasonable health or temperament are killed simply because they do not have homes.
WHEN YOU DONATE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PUT THE NAME OF YOUR PET OR YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL!!