On October 9th I will run the

Chicago

Marathon

to raise money and awareness for

PAWS Chicago

As you may know, this cause is an important one to Jaclyn and me. Two years ago we adopted our dog Lucy from PAWS, and have since become involved as volunteers and fundraisers.

For a second year I’ve committed to run the marathon as a member of Team PAWS Chicago. I’m training six days a week, running 15 to 40 miles a week for 18 weeks to prepare.

I hope you’ll join me in supporting PAWS Chicago and make a donation today! Thank you for your consideration.

About PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago is the city’s largest No Kill humane organization. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped more than 50 percent.

Adoption

PAWS Chicago will find new homes for more than 4,400 homeless pets in 2011 through the state-of-the-art Adoption & Humane Center in Lincoln Park. The cageless Adoption Center provides homeless pets with the care and dignity they deserve while welcoming adopters, providing them with guidance in selecting their new pet and continued support for life.

Prevention

The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic is the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Chicago and the nation. The Lurie Clinic provides free and low-cost spay/neuter services in under-resourced communities where the majority of stray and unwanted pets originate. This year, PAWS Chicago will sterilize more than 18,000 pets.

Education

PAWS Chicago’s Community Outreach program has reached thousands of at-risk children and teenagers who witness dog-fighting and animal abuse.

Educational programs teach empathy, compassion, caring for pets, and how to help stop the cycle of violence.

Your Donation

PAWS Chicago is only able to help homeless animals because of your donations. PAWS receives no city, state or federal funding.

Contributions to PAWS Chicago are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

PAWS Chicago has consistently been awarded with the highest ★★★★ rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator. Beyond annual ratings, Charity Navigator has identified PAWS Chicago as one of the best run charities in the country for conscientious use of donor funds.