INK says, "Running is for the dogs!"
2010 has been an exciting year for INK. It’s one that’s brought a lot of change and a lot of growth…and it’s all good stuff. Right about now, I’m feeling really happy about our bigger and better INK. You see; this is the time of year our running team starts gearing up for the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. This will be our fourth year and we’ll have five runners (more than ever before) out pounding the pavement to raise money for a cause near and dear to all our hearts…Blue Dog Rescue.
Blue Dog Rescue is an Austin-based volunteer organization whose purpose is to end the needless killing of homeless dogs. To date, Blue Dog has rescued 1,800 dogs by fostering them in private homes where they receive basic obedience lessons, house training and socialization skills until their permanent homes are found. Fosters receive full health exams, vaccinations and are spayed and neutered if necessary. Sadly, many dogs arrive with horrible and heartbreaking problems (heartworm positive, mange, burned or hit by cars). Blue Dog covers the cost of needed medication, treatment and surgery. Funds are generated only through donations, fundraisers and adoption fees.
I’m hoping that with our biggest running team to date, we’ll blow our past fundraising efforts out of the water. Here’s how you can help us: please visit: http://www.bluedogrescue.com/marathon.htm. Donate whatever amount you wish to any of our running team members: yours truly, Allison Glass (her 1st marathon!!!), Kari Hernandez, Helen Rodriguez or Blair Poloskey.
Thanks ever so much for your support and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on our efforts both on the marathon course and for the dogs!!!