The 10th annual Race for the Rescues event, organized by the Rescue Train organization, comes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, October 24th at 8:30 a.m. The extravaganza is for a wonderful purpose that has benefited a countless number of homeless animals throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Jane Lynch of “Glee” fame will oversee the proceeding and celebrity pet pundit, Harrison Forbes, will be the emcee. They will be joined by the Lakers Girls and the Kings Ice Crew.
On that morning, animal lovers who come out will have a chance to run 5 or 10 kilometers for the cause. Of those who bring their dog(s), participation in the 1 kilometer dog walk is a fun option worth considering. Donations, of course, will be accepted and in total 38 organizations will benefit from the event. Moreover, dogs and cats will be available for adoption from local shelters. These will include possible pets for adoption from the Pasadena Humane Society, LA Animal Services, and OC Animal Care.
In the last 10 years, the non-profit Rescue Train organization has not only raised more than $2.5 million using its platform to ensure a community that saves and celebrates these helpless animals, but acted as a counter to the sadly prevalent euthanasia that happens throughout many shelters in the United States. Rescue Train’s dedication to ending animal suffering, particularly through raising awareness, has been reassuringly effective.
“What makes this event so unique is that it supports such a diverse group of animal welfare groups that are local grassroots organizations. However, these organizations don’t have the resources to produce a large fundraising event and need critical funding for their life-saving work. That’s where we step in. We’re not only a non-profit ourselves, but we’ve created this highly successful platform to unite animal lovers and animal welfare organizations,” says Lisa Young, Executive Director of the Rescue Train.
The cause, which is truly a heartwarming one, will also be a memorable one for the children who attend with their parents, as the day will also feature a 1 kilometer kids fun run in which every child will receive a medal. There will also be kids face painting, a pet psychic, food trucks, and raffle prizes.
For ticket information, visit www.racefortherescues.org.
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