Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We are slowly building up miles. Jack and I have run another 32 miles and walked another 2.5 miles (Jack 255.5, Caroline 275.5) for the New Hope Dog Rescue walkathon. As you can see by the pictures above, the New Hope Dogs are beautiful and so are their owners. Skender raised $300.00 for the walkathon but unfortunately could not walk with Jack and I because he had the stomach flu. Jack had a wonderful time reuniting with his friend Manix and of course his wonderful foster parents Kim and Todd. I enjoyed meeting more members of the New Hope Dog Rescue family, such amazing people who open their homes to dogs in need. I don't know how much money was raised at the walkathon but I think the group raised around $3,000.00. The money raised will cover the costs for dogs who come into NHDR and require health care (shots, neutering, operations etc.), dog food, toys, treats, etc. The timing of the walkathon was perfect because NHDR has rescued a number of dogs recently that require medical attention before being adopted. Added to the fun we had on Sunday, was knews today from my good friends Kathy and Diane at SaskEnergy who donated from their April Jean Fund (people are allowed to wear Jeans to work on Fridays if they donate $10.00 a month to a fund dedicated to local charities) $330.00 to Jack's 1000 mile year, New Hope Dog Rescue. This brings Jack's total to $630.00. Friends who donated to us: Brent H. (our biggest donation!!!), Amanda N. and Chris G., Rhonda and Dom N., Wes and Gwen N., Shirley T., Darren T. and Adil B. along with a bunch of Amanda and Chris' friends who we met at A. and C.'s engagement party. We are still hoping for more donations to meet our $1,000.00 goal. As for the miles we are slowly moving along and while we may not make the full 1000 miles by the end of the year, we'll eventually get there :) !!!!
Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 8:03 PM