My name is Mike Stough and I’m asking for your help. On Sunday July 26 2015, I will be running the San Francisco Marathon twice, that’s 52.4 miles, in order to raise awareness for animal rights and help improve the quality of life for them. To do this, I aim to raise $10,000 for the non profit organization, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).
Though I don’t work for ALDF, I’ve seen firsthand the passion this small group of legal professionals have for our non human friends and the incredible strides they’ve been able to make for animal rights. Since the 1980's, ALDF has been involved in thousands of legal battles encompassing all aspects of animal rights. Whether it be from animals used in research labs or for entertainment, to factory farming and even hoarding cases, ALDF has been involved to advocate and fight for our non human friends.
ALDF is not a large organization with limitless funding from the government, corporations or celebrities. Because of this, they rely heavily on its fellow advocates to help support what they’re doing. One of the most impactful ways we can help is by donating. The challenge of running 52.4 miles in a day will be all worth it knowing that together we were able to contribute a significant amount of money directly to an organization who’s really making a difference for our non human friends. Please join me by donating to this cause. A donation, no matter how small, will go a long way in helping the lives of animals.