BENEFITING: MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE
ORGANIZER: MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE wrote -For the 4th year in a row, we are running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! We will not only be fundraising for our dream facility (The Marley's Mutts Rescue Ranch) but also for our Miracle Mutts program, which has recently expanded to include a Prison program in addition to our 12-step initiative and our child-based programs in Kern County! Exciting things are happening at Marley's Mutts and we can't wait to make our dreams a reality - your generous donations make it all possible!
Heyo! My name is Bridget, and my pup is Clancy. We rescued one another in December 2013. He was brought to the mainland from Kauai by way of the East Bay SPCA. I know everyone thinks their dog is special, but sometimes I could swear Clancy is part human. I have battled depression and anxiety, and watching his tail wag when he sees me somehow instantly makes things brighter. I owe him so much, and this seems a small way to give back to him and all of our selfless pups. We live in the Bay Area, and are huge Oakland A’s and Cal Bears fans (well, Clancy didn’t have a choice). We often hang out with my sister’s dog Beckett, a big hunk of dark chocolate from Central Cal Lab Rescue. Together we enjoy candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, and frolicking along wildflower-lined hiking trails.
I’m a beginning runner, dabbled here and there but never a serious commitment. I’ve participated in a Lake Tahoe half marathon for the past 3 years, but always very sloooowly. Finishing a marathon is on my life list of things to accomplish, but I’ve always doubted I had enough self-motivation. The Chicago Marathon in support of the Mutts seemed like a perfect combo of a good cause and a team effort.
I’ve been following Marley’s Mutts for a couple years now, and am in awe of the organization. The sheer amount of hard work and dedication, combined with the support of so many people, results in dogs (and peeps!) being rescued and living lives they would not have otherwise. Everyone (Zach and the others, fosters, donors, volunteers, etc) is a shining example of what it means to be selfless and dedicate oneself to a cause. I’m so excited to be a small part of it (and Clancy’s eager to up our protein intake)! Here’s to Chicago and the Mutts!