The mission and dedication of Skylands Sanctuary & Animal Rescue is truly inspiring. They are committed to their passion of rescuing and caring for animals in need. The lengths that they have gone to save so many in critical situations is extraordinary. Those that they rescue come from slaughterhouses, live markets, farms, extreme neglect, abuse, religious ceremonies, abandonment and sometimes even found wandering the streets. As they say on their website "No matter where they are from or from what dire circumstances they escape, they are provided with proper veterinary care, the best foods, water, a safe place to live, eat and sleep as well as lots of love around the clock. Every animal requires room to run and live unencumbered by the threat of harm and each one gets exactly what they need here at the Skylands Sanctuary."
This will be my 3rd NYC Marathon and it has quickly become one of my favorite days of the year. Getting to run over the Verrazano Bridge and through the streets of the 5 boroughs with 50,000 runners and over 2 million spectators cheering everyone on is an amazing experience. It brings out the best in people. Every year thousands of runners raise millions of dollars for charity and it makes the day even more special as you're completing your 26.2 miles.
If you check out Skylands' website you'll see the stories of how they began and many of the animals that they've rescued over the years. These animals are individuals with unique personalities and the capacity for feelings and emotions just like us. Skylands creates a home where they are family... valued and loved as they deserve to be. I'd like to take the opportunity to raise funds to help them on their journey of creating a safe place for these beautiful beings and I appreciate any contribution toward reaching my goal. With thanks and love! - Chris