BENEFITING: STRAY RESCUE OF ST LOUIS
ORGANIZER: STRAY RESCUE OF ST LOUIS
EVENT: 2015 GO! FOR A CAUSE
It's that time again (already! what?) and I'm about to start training for another half-marathon as part of Team Running Buddies to help raise money for one of my favorite charities: Stray Rescue! We've all done well in the past, so let's far surpass the $500 goal this year. You've been waiting around for months and months for another chance to show your love for rescue dogs (and cats) and now it's here!
Last year was my first half marathon. I was a little injured, and it was a little painful. Then I did another one in the fall, which went much better for the first 8-10 miles and then, oh, the blisters. Hopefully this third attempt will prove my best ever.
Stray Rescue is definitely a worthy cause to support - it is, you might remember, an impressively compassionate no-kill animal shelter dedicated to rescuing and improving the lives of homeless dogs (and some cats). The Running Buddies program provides much needed enrichment for the animals, allowing volunteers to "check out" a dog as a running or walking buddy. This exposes the dogs to nice humans, complete with affection and exercise and socialization, rendering the sweet canine quadrapeds even more appealing for adoption!
Now's your chance to support this great place once again! Seriously, you don't have to rob a bank. In fact, please don't rob a bank. A mere $10 would be enormously helpful. (So, maybe just raid your piggy bank.) The furry critters and I will be infinitely grateful for any support you can muster up!
C'mon, how can you say no to those adorable faces?
Go Team Running Buddies!