Back in October, we decided to participate in the Mutt Strutt to honor the memory of my brother Jake. (I posted about it in Fighting Canine Cancer in Memory of Jake.)
We wanted to participate and raise money for Fetch-A-Cure because we strongly support their mission to educate humans about pet cancer and its treatment, detection, and prevention. Fetch-A-Cure is a Richmond, Virginia-based non-profit, and we've been very impressed by what they do and how they do it. Fetch-A-Cure does great things.
Team Garth started with a modest goal of raising $200. We weren't very optimistic because, frankly, we really hate to ask people for money -- even for the best of causes. But we were amazed by the support we got from our friends! Some made donations, and many others voiced their support of what we were doing. It made us feel so good!
Our friend Brenda joined the team, and she helped a HUGE amount. A number of her friends also sponsored the team. We quickly reached $200, so we raised the goal from $200 to $400, and then to $600, and when we were over $600, we raised the goal to $1000. The first team to reach $1000 in donations received an additional $500 from an anonymous donor, and we tried very hard to get to $1000 first. Another team beat us to $1000, but soon after that we received a very generous donation from my long-time veterinarian, Allied Animal Hospital, and we reached our $1000 goal!
We had a beautiful day for the Mutt Strutt today, and I enjoyed seeing my friends and getting lots of treats and belly rubs. The nice lady from Wag-in-the-Box even gave me some Bowser Beer (which is quite yummy) and momma got me a 3-month subscription to Wag-in-the-Box! And to top it all off, Team Garth came in THIRD PLACE in the fundraising, so we won awesome Fetch-A-Cure sweatshirts for all the human team members.
Raising over $1000 for Fetch-A-Cure was beyond our wildest dreams, but we did it, thanks to our very generous supporters.
A HUGE thank you from Team Garth to all of our supporters! Thank you from the bottom of my big puppy heart! You guys are AWESOME!
|I'm so happy we were able to raise |
so much money for Fetch-A-Cure!
|I'd say we did very well today!|