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"MAKIN' STRIDES FOR STRAYS '11

A.D.O.P.T.'s 18th Annual "Makin' Strides for Strays" Walkathon has come and gone-what a great way it was to support a great cause!!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS EVENT, OR WHO CONTRIBUTED TO IT!!

Here is a brief summary of results from this major annual event:

Total number of human walkers: 518
Total number of canine participants: 302
Total dollars raised: $46,544.14 (as of 5/14/11)



A bit of trivia:

  • The first "Makin' Strides for Strays" walk was held in 1994. An estimated 155 people participated and about $21,000 was raised.
  • Over the course of the last 18 walks, a cumulative total of $805,405.66 was raised.

We would like to thank all those who helped with sponsorship of this year's Walk:

Pet Supplies Plus
Active Life Institute Gerald Subaru & Kia
Belgio's Catering   Nestle Waters   Casey's Foods   Invisible Fence

This year, all of our sponsors & vendors more than covered all walkathon expenses with total donations of $3,150.

Thanks to the many vendors who participated:

Active Life Institute
Bow (WOW!) Tique
Mobi Dog
Barkey Barkerson
Invisible Fence
Out U Go
Bow Wow Butler
Lovin' Tails
Pet Supplies Plus

 

And finally, special thanks to:

Mayor George Pradel
Pet Chef Express
K9Design
Pastor Randy Schoof
Music Mania
Gerald Subaru
Fifth Avenue Station
Dean's Clothing, Naperville

 

WALKATHON 2011 TOP PLEDGEGETTERS

A huge "THANK YOU" to all participants and those of you who have sponsored them!!! Without you, our walk could not possibly have been the successful and enjoyable event that it was!!

While every dollar collected is significant to the operations of our shelter and care of our animals, we would like to acknowledge the top pledgegetters who went "the extra mile."

Below are listed THE TOP PLEDGEGETTERS 2011*:

Team Competition:

  • First Place Team: NNHS Alpha Dawgs 2011 (Team Captain: Kristen Gamble)
  • Second Place: Team Abby (Team Captain: Linda Ruhe Marsh)
  • Third Place: From Wags to Whiskers (Team Captain: Kat Malkowski)

Individual Pledge-Getter:

This year's Top PledgeGetter:
Laura Agin "Walking in honor of Mom & Dad"
Pam Siddon Sue DePasquale Jan Pasteris-Abell Alice Myers


*We apologize for any misspellings of names or errors in bookkeeping.

 

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