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EVENT: 2016 Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016

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Take a step closer to a more compassionate world at the 2016 Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run!

Join the movement on October 1st, 2016 at Chicago’s Belmont Harbor to raise funds and awareness for Farm Animals. Come with friends, family, and neighbors for a two-mile walk or run along Chicago’s lakefront. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:45 followed by the walk and fun run. 


After the walk, participants will gather at the eighth annual Chicago VeganMania  for a daylong celebration of compassionate living, including a presentation from Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur at 11 a.m. at the Main Presentation Stage. The Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run is limited to the first 200 compassionate supporters, so register today to reserve your spot on the starting line. 


The top fundraisers (as of September 23) will receive special recognition at an exclusive dinner with Gene, hosted by the legendary Chicago Diner.


Register today and help further Farm Sanctuary’s life-saving mission to provide urgent care and lifelong refuge, as well as education and advocacy for farm animals everywhere.  


Sleep In For Farm Animals

If you can’t be in Chicago, you can still be a part of the movement online by joining the 2016 Sleep In for Farm Animals.  No matter what your schedule or where you live, you can be a critical part of this powerful campaign to make a difference for farm animals. 



You can be a part of the movement by volunteering at the 2016 Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run. We need event volunteers to make sure our event is a success! We have several volunteer opportunities, please email or register today. Thank you so much for ALL of your support.


The Walk For Farm Animals

The Walk for Farm Animals has been part of Farm Sanctuary since the beginning. In 1986, we didn’t yet have our sanctuary in Watkins Glen, but we had a small group of dedicated volunteers who helped us establish the first Walk for Farm Animals in support of our mission to stop animal abuse and suffering. Those first efforts were modest by today’s standards, but they helped fund the down payment for what became our first official shelter and national headquarters.

From those humble beginnings, the Walks have continued to be a vital part of our fundraising and outreach efforts and keep growing as more people learn about farm animal issues and want to help. The funds raised by the Walks support our work to rescue farm animals, provide urgent care and lifelong refuge, as well as our education and advocacy efforts for farm animals everywhere. Over the years, the Walks have raised nearly $2 million for Farm Sanctuary thanks to the dedication of our volunteer Walk Coordinators and our amazing walkers! You can join the movement and start making a difference today by registering for the 2016 Chicago Walk for Farm Animals and Fun Run! 


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