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Joei Leonard's Fundraiser:

Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

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BENEFITING: Humane Animal Rescue

ORGANIZER: Humane Animal Rescue

EVENT: DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Joei Leonard

THE STORY:

Running for their Rescue!  

For the third year in a row, I'm so proud to be running for Paws Over Pittsburgh!  This organization is constantly amazing me, & I'm so happy to be able to do something for them.  

Animal rescue has always been something I've felt strongly about, and very recently made a huge difference in my life.  As many of you visiting this page know, I recently lost my beloved Pomeranian/best friend of the last 8yrs, Winston, to cancer.  One day while feeling particularly heartbroken, I came across this poem:

A Dog's Last Will & Testament

Before humans die, they write their last will & testament, give their home & all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask...

To a poor and lonely stray I'd give my happy home; my bowl & cozy bed, soft pillow, and all my toys; the lap, which I loved so much; the hand that stroked my fur; and the sweet voice that spoke my name.

I'd will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So, when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."

Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.

This is the only thing I can give...

The love I left behind.

...needless to say, I am once again the proud owner of another amazing dog, Leo!  And it is only thanks to the tireless efforts of many selfless volunteers that Leo is part of my life.  I have to say that following the heartbreak of losing Winston, it's really hard to say who rescued who...  ;)

Thank you for your donation & playing an important part in making a positive impact on so many lives, both animal & human!! 

http://www.animalrescue.org/marathon.

Facebook.com/arlpawsoverpgh

$590

MONEY RAISED
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  • Will LaJoie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mimzy

    $200

  • Trisha

    $100

  • Eva Rice

     

  • Paul & Carol Misch

     

  • Lynn

    $10

  • Mario DiCarlo

     

  • Donna Fabian

     

  • Bonnie

     

  • Vivian

     

  • Jimmy

     

  • Danny

     

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148% Raised of $400 Goal

The Team: $111,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dan Rossi

Amount Raised

$10,815

Fundraiser Title

Humane Animal Rescue

Amount Raised

$5,456

 

4% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cassidy Wozniak

Amount Raised

$2,820

 

564% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Hohn

Amount Raised

$2,084

 

42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Martina Vasil

Amount Raised

$2,010

 

144% Raised of $1,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire and Cassie Conti

Amount Raised

$1,870

 

187% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janice and Rob Gatt

Amount Raised

$1,475

 

148% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Howard

Amount Raised

$1,424

 

285% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Danny

Danny

4 years ago

Jimmy

Jimmy

4 years ago

Vivian

Vivian

4 years ago

Bonnie

Bonnie

Her two loving dogs, playing in that dog park in the sky 4 years ago

Donna Fabian

Donna Fabian

4 years ago

Mario DiCarlo

Mario DiCarlo

4 years ago

Lynn

Lynn

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Paul & Carol Misch

Paul & Carol Misch

4 years ago

Eva Rice

Eva Rice

4 years ago

Trisha

Trisha

DONATION: $100

4 years ago