BENEFITING: Humane Animal Rescue
ORGANIZER: Humane Animal Rescue
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
Hi friends -
Thank you so much for checking out my fundraising page! :) I'm very excited to have the opportunity to raise money for the Animal Rescue League for the third year in a row. If you were around two years ago, you know I ran my first marathon and you know that the outcome was not even close to what I had hoped it might be. Last year I was lucky enough to run the half marathon with my sisters; this year, however, is all about pushing myself to try harder and do better. As my grandpa always says: tenacity conquers mediocrity!
Pairing an event like this with a fundraising effort helps keep me focused on my goals and reminds me of the bigger picture which is that we all have a responsibility to help out those in need. I have a huge soft spot in my heart for animals because, unlike people, they are totally dependant on us for their survival...especially those who end up at shelters like the ARL and are looking for a good home and to be loved. Please considering donating any amount that you can - every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated! Please keep reading below for specifics on how your donations will be used.
Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center wrote -
Welcome to Paws Over Pittsburgh, the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center's page for the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. We're thrilled that you have decided to step beyond yourself and include the well-being of domestic and wild animals as part of your overall training plan. By choosing to partner with the Animal Rescue League, you will be an advocate of our mission to educate people, as well as care for and restore animals to good homes. In return, we will partner with your training through opportunities to meet and exercise with like-minded friends, receive fun prizes for your advocacy milestones, and encourage your desire to Run for their Rescue! Be sure to register here.
Here are some of the ways we'll use the funds you raise:
- $30 will cover the cost of micro-chipping a cat or dog.
- $50 will provide low-cost spay/neuter services to a family who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
- $100 will provide behavioral training for an animal to help her find a new home more quickly.
- $1,000 will cover the total care for an animal that stays in our shelter for one month.