Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Run For A Reason: Join Team Animal Friends!



Help support the animals in our community when you run in the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon! If you’re already running for the race or are planning on signing up, consider fundraising for Animal Friends. Your fundraising efforts will help fund the care of our homeless animals, low-cost spay and neuter programming, and important outreach work like Pet Therapy and Chow Wagon that help animals and people not only at our shelter but out in the community. Last year, our runners raised over $5,500. This year, we want to raise even more!

Signing up to be a part of Team Animal Friends is easy.

1.    First, go to www.PittsburghMarathon.com.  Choose which race you’d like to run (marathon, half marathon, 5k, dog walk) and register. Sign up quickly – spots fill up fast!
2.    Next, register with Team Animal Friends to start fundraising on CrowdRise. Here’s the link: http://www.crowdrise.com/TeamAnimalFriendsPitts2014. Click on the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button on the left hand side and make a profile.
3.    Start fundraising! Share your page with family and friends and ask them to donate to your cause. Don’t worry: there are NO fundraising minimums when you run for Team Animal Friends. Just choose a goal that means something to you.

If you are unable or don’t want to run but still want to help our cause, you can always skip registering for the marathon and just fundraise with us on CrowdRise! Or you can donate to our animals by visiting our marathon page.

As a thank you for their generosity, we are offering our fundraisers the chance to win an Animal Friends prize pack! Each time someone donates to your page, your name will be entered into a raffle to win Animal Friends prizes. The more donations made to your page, the more chances you have to win!

All gifts made to CrowdRise are tax-deductible and go directly towards helping homeless animals in need.

Here’s an idea of what your fundraising will help fund:

$50 – Underwrites one spay surgery and keeps 55 unwanted animals from being born.
$ 100 – Provides vaccines, a medical exam and microchip for a shelter animal.
$150 – Provides critical care to a rescued animal

Do something you love while helping animals in need – run for Team Animal Friends in the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon!



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