Paws – and Feet – Walk for a Cause in St. Pete
The 31st Paws for a Cause Walkathon benefits Southeastern Guide Dogs.
ST. PETERSBURG – Southeastern Guide Dogs is holding another tail-wagging, family-friendly walkathon, the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
Come see the excitement Saturday (Feb. 25) as thousands of participants lace up their shoes, grab their dogs’ leashes, and head out to support the 31st Annual Paws for a Cause 3K walkathon presented by Publix and Publix PAWSs, a free Publix program for pet parents.
Expect a family-and dog-friendly atmosphere with local sponsors, food, shopping, music, crowds, four-legged friends, and extensive opportunities for vivid imagery and dynamic camera appeal. Walkathons are a 3K, noncompetitive walk.
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains guide dogs, service dogs and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.
All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services – which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime graduate follow-up – are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100 percent on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
Where: Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg
When: Saturday (Feb. 25)
Time: 8:30 a.m. festivities begin
9:45 a.m.. opening ceremonies
10 a.m. 3K Walk Kick-off
11 a.m. Raffle drawing
For information about or to register for the walkathon, go to guidedogswalkathon.org.
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