2021 has been a challenging year for many, and for Peppertree, this has meant fundraising difficulties due to COVID-19, as well as an increase in medical bills. This event is important to us – not only do we need the financial support, we also miss the connection and the community spirit. Our Virtual Furry Fun Run/Walk’s goal is to bring them all together. Registration and fundraising is open now! Starting September 18th, you will have two weeks to achieve your fitness goals, and from registration forward to start building towards your fundraising goal. Aim high!
Since we cannot all be together in person we wanted a way for us all to stand out and support the cause, so if you want to participate in style please consider buying our Virtual Furry Fun Run shirt – available as a classic t-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt or hooded sweatshirt!
Our average cost per dog in 2020 was over $1000 and our adoption fee is just $250, which means we need to raise $750 per dog to see them in their new homes. We expect our average cost to be even higher this year. Our goal for our Virtual Furry Fun Run/Walk is to get at least 100 people to raise $150 for Peppertree, bringing in $15,000 for our program. That is about two months of operating expenses – but can we do more? Oh, we really hope we can – it would be a much needed and appreciated surprise.
Please register! Not only will you be helping Peppertree and have a fun way to work toward your fitness goals, you will also be joining our virtual community. We plan to have small contests to keep us all entertained and motivated, and we will be offering prizes not only for fitness, but for fundraising. There will be pictures, there will be cheering, there will be dogs in costumes! While we wish we could be doing this in person, we are going to do all we can to bring the spirit of our Furry Fun Run/Walk online and keep our community going.
- Top Three Fundraisers – $50 Amazon e-Card
- Team Captain who creates the biggest team in the first two weeks of registration – $25 Amazon e-Card
- Top Three Fitness Individuals – $30 Amazon e-card
- Most kilometers walked in the first week – $25 Amazon e-card
All winners will be determined through the Charity Footprints https://www.charityfootprints.com/portal. Peppertree Rescue reserves the right to change the rules, and winners must provide an e-mail address to receive their e-card through Amazon.