Event highlights include yoga in the park, pet costume contest and the Paws FUR Pink Awards
Online PR News – 27-January-2018 – Costa Mesa, CA –
The sixth annual Orange County Paws FUR Pink® run/walk will be held on Sunday, February 18, at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include Susan G. Komen Orange County and The National Canine Cancer Foundation. (NCCF).
“It’s an honor to be chosen for the sixth year as a charity partner of Paws FUR Pink,” said Lisa Wolter, executive director of Komen Orange County. “Every day in Orange County, five women are diagnosed with breast cancer and one dies from the disease. The funds raised at Paws Fur Pink are critical to save both human and canine lives.” Since the event's inception, close to $50,000 has been raised, the equivalent of 400 mammograms.
Partial proceeds from Paws FUR Pink® will benefit Susan G. Komen Orange County to support breast health education, services and research, as well as The National Canine Cancer Foundation. Five percent of the net proceeds from the pledge money raised and a $5 donation per 5K and 1-Mile will be allocated post-event to the charity of the participant’s choice.
“We, at Book That Event, place an emphasis on women’s health and wellness and understand that cancer affects not only our daughters, sisters, friends and mothers, but the pets in our lives as well. We created an event that includes dogs because we understand how the love from our pets can make us feel better,” said Lisa Scolman, co-founder of Paws FUR Pink. “We’re dedicated to supporting organizations that provide the necessary research, treatment, care, hope and inspiration to those affected by cancer.”
Whether participants are walking to celebrate their own survival, in honor of another survivor or in memory of someone who lost their battle, each runner/walker can expect a memorable, fun-filled morning. The event features:
· - Hearty Hound 5K Fun Run/Walk
· - Dawdling Doodle 1-Mile Walk
· - FURever Yours Expo w/Yoga in the Park and pet demonstrations
· - PAWsitively Pink Costume Contest
· Each participant will receive a custom Paws FUR Pink branded participation t-shirt, wine glass, doggy frisbee and sunglasses.
All events on Sunday start/finish at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869.
7:00 a.m. – Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens
7:00 a.m. – FURever Yours Expo Opens
8:30 a.m. – Hearty Hound 5K Run/Walk Starts
9:00 a.m. – Dawdling Doodle 1-Mile Walk
9:50 a.m. – PAWsitively Pink Costume Contest
10:00 a.m. – Paws FUR Pink® Awards
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About the Organizers: Book That Event, LLC