ANIMALS DESERVING OF PROPER TREATMENT
24th ANNUAL MAKIN’ STRIDES FOR STRAYS WALK-A-THON
SUNDAY MAY 7, 2017 A 5K Walk To Benefit Homeless Animals
Here are the final stats for the day:
Walkers without an animal-79
Dogs in attendance-86
Top pledge-getter- Pamela Siddon
Top pledge-getting team - A.D.O.P.T. Board of Directors
Number of sponsors-15
Total amount raised- $32,609
Thank you to everyone that participated and helped make our walk-a-thon a success!!
See you next year!
You are the heart of A.D.O.P.T. and it is because of your generosity and dedication to the animals that A.D.O.P.T. is able to continue to work towards its mission “Until Every Pet Has a Home”!
The Starting Place through The Finish Line
Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk steps off at 9:30am at Naperville Central High School. Rest stops offering water and snacks, bones and dog curbing materials and first aid are provided along the route. Refreshments, music, games, shopping and lots of fun are provided too!!
The Pledge Program
While there is no registration fee, participants are asked to obtain pledges-per-kilometer or a set donation. Set a goal and ask your friends, family, co-workers to help you achieve it!
2017 Walkathon t-shirts will be awarded to participants turning in pledges totaling $100 or more. Incentives are earned by collecting donations of $100 or more, $300+, $500+ and $1000+. The #1 pledge-getter will be honored with your name added to the Makin' Strides for Strays Top Pledge-getter progressive plaque, displayed in the lobby of A.D.O.P.T'.'s shelter. The #1 pledge-getting team will receive this year's coveted Makin' Strides for Strays Top Pledge-getting team plaque for display in its place of business!
Online Giving...Quick and Easy
Setup an online fundraising page to send to family and friends with a personal message asking support for the Walkathonand A.D.O.P.T.'s animals. This is an easy way to spread the word and raise funds, win prizes and become a top pledge-getter. To setup your fundraising page please visit https://www.firstgiving.com/adoptpetshelter/24th-annual-makin-strides-for-strays-walkathon Don't forget to check with your employer regarding Matching Gift programs!
Support our Sponsors!
We are so grateful to our generous sponsors who help to make this event possible. Check out the list of local businesses who support A.D.O.P.T.! http://www.adoptpetshelter.org/news-events/Walkathon%202017%20Sponsors.aspx
Fun Canine Competitions!
- Smoochiest Canine
- Owner Pet Look-a-Like
- Best Canine Catch
- Face Painting
Competition rules: http://www.adoptpetshelter.org/news-events/walkathon-contest_rules.aspx
- Please make checks payable to A.D.O.P.T. Receipts are available at registration.
- If you're unable to walk, but would still like to be a supporter, we will assign a dog walker for you.
- NO retractable leashes, rollerblades, skateboards, please.
- Dogs under 4 months, vicious dogs or female dogs in heat are not allowed to participate.
Please use good judgement regarding the outdoor temperature. Be sure your dog does not become overheated!! Be alert to your dog's physical condition during the walk!
Questions? Call 630-355-2299 x235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All funds raised from this, our biggest human-canine social---and fundraising---event of the year will be used toward the veterinary care and special needs of our animals, as well as the overall operation of our animal shelter and enhancement of ongoing programs.