It was a gorgeous day for the Walkathon. Not too cold. Not too hot. Nice breeze and plenty of sunshine.
Once our team gathered together we walked towards the starting line. Boy, were there a LOT of dogs! Dogs of all breeds no less!
We didn’t walk around to a lot of the booths they had, but we did stop by the Dunkin Donuts tent, where they had FREE donuts, hot chocolate and coffee. Jon took a sigh of relief when he saw the coffee. I grabbed a blueberry cake donut (my fav) and some hot chocolate. Hello sugar rush!
After some remarks we all got lined up and the walk started.
We did a 3k walk through Vinoy Park and looped back on Beach Drive. It was a nice walk and went by pretty fast. We had fun pointing out all the cute dogs and talking to one another.
We couldn’t help but laugh at all the water stations. For a 3k walk, they had more water stations than any other race I’ve done! The pups were kept well hydrated.
Once the walk ended we all parted ways…we all had other things on our agendas! I’m so thankful for everyone coming out and helping support Southeastern Guide Dogs!
SGD also has a Walkathon in Bradenton and Sarasota. Between the three Walkathons they raised $500,000! $668 was from our team. Not much compared to that big number, but we’re proud of it.
If you have never heard of Southeastern Guide Dogs I encourage you to check out their website: www.guidedogs.org They are such a unique non-profit and they rely 100% on donations to be able to provide the visually impaired with awesome guide dogs. Jon and I have visited their campus in Palmetto before and took a tour. It is an amazing place and prepares dogs to be the best guide dogs possible. They raise the dogs from puppies so they always have puppies around. On Saturday mornings they have Puppy Hugging, where you can come play with the puppies to help socialize them. Who doesn’t love some puppy kisses?
What is your favorite cause that you love to support?