Mark your calendars! The sixth annual Orange County Paws FUR Pink run/walk is coming back soon.
Looking for a great way to get some exercise with your pet? Check out the Orange County Paws FUR Pink® run/walk will be held on Sunday, February 18, at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. Whether you and your pet want to walk in celebration of life or to honor a friend or relative, it is a great way to raise money for a good cause and make some friends in the process.
Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include Susan G. Komen Orange County and The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF). Other activities include a pet costume contest, a pet expo and an award ceremony.
“It’s an honor to be chosen for the sixth year as a charity partner of Paws FUR Pink,” said Lisa Wolter, executive director of Komen Orange County. “Every day in Orange County, five women are diagnosed with breast cancer and one dies from the disease. The funds raised at Paws Fur Pink are critical to save both human and canine lives.” Since the event’s inception, close to $50,000 has been raised, the equivalent of 400 mammograms.
Partial proceeds from Paws FUR Pink® will benefit Susan G. Komen Orange County to support breast health education, services and research, as well as The National Canine Cancer Foundation. Five percent of the net proceeds from the pledge money raised and a $5 donation per 5K and 1-Mile will be allocated post-event to the charity of the participant’s choice.
“We, at Book That Event, place an emphasis on women’s health and wellness and understand that cancer affects not only our daughters, sisters, friends and mothers, but the pets in our lives as well. We created an event that includes dogs because we understand how the love from our pets can make us feel better,” said Lisa Scolman, co-founder of Paws FUR Pink. “We’re dedicated to supporting organizations that provide the necessary research, treatment, care, hope and inspiration to those affected by cancer.”
The event features:
- Hearty Hound 5K Fun Run/Walk
- Dawdling Doodle 1-Mile Walk
- FURever Yours Expo w/Yoga in the Park and pet demonstrations
- PAWsitively Pink Costume Contest
- Each participant will receive a custom Paws FUR Pink branded participation t-shirt, wine glass, doggy frisbee and sunglasses.
All events on Sunday start/finish at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869.
7:00 a.m. – Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens
7:00 a.m. – FURever Yours Expo Opens
8:30 a.m. – Hearty Hound 5K Run/Walk Starts
9:00 a.m. – Dawdling Doodle 1-Mile Walk
9:50 a.m. – PAWsitively Pink Costume Contest
10:00 a.m. – Paws FUR Pink® Awards
Registration fees range from $15 to $48. For more information and to register for Paws FUR Pink®, please visit PawsFURPink.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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