September 24, 2013 > Walk Ôn Wag
Walk Ôn Wag
ItÕs that time of year again! The South BayÕs premier dog walk, ÒWalk Ôn Wag,Ó will be taking place Saturday, October 5 at Hellyer Park in San Jose. In addition to the 5K walk, a portion of which is lakeside, there will also be gourmet food trucks, agility and detection dog demos, live family entertainment, and a pet costume contest. There will also be a shorter 3/4-mile lakeside walk option. All funds raised benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV).
Corporate and private teams are currently forming to raise funds on behalf of the walkers. Not a team person? Individual participants are also welcome to fundraise and walk. Supporters compete for Òwagging rightsÓ to see which individuals and teams have accrued the highest number of donations, thus earning the title of ÒTop Dog.Ó Last year approximately 800 people and their pooches walked in support of HSS; this year the goal is 1,000 participants. Walkers do not need to have a dog and those who canÕt attend the event are welcome to make a donation. There is no registration deadline for the event and attendees can register on-site if they like. There is no fee to participate but donations are appreciated! Information on forming a team, joining a team, or making a donation can be found at www.hssv.org/walk.
Currently in its 11th year, ÒWalk Ôn WagÓ has been a community institution since its inception. With numerous booths, live entertainment, and good food, itÕs a fantastic opportunity for friends and families to have a good time while raising money for a great cause. ÒWalk Ôn Wag is truly a celebration of our life-saving work and the bonds that exist between humans and their pets,Ó says Beth Ward, Humane Society Silicon ValleyÕs Vice President of Operations.
This will be HSSVÕs first year holding the event at Hellyer Park. The larger venue means a longer walk option, more walkers, and more fun! Registration for ÒWalk nÕ WagÓ begins at 9 a.m. next to the pavilion in the Buena Vista Group Area and the walk starts at 10 a.m.
Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor NVIDIA, Safe Place Storage, Parktown Veterinary Clinic, The Whole Pet Vet, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, and Danny Thomas Party Rentals.
HSSV is an independent, non-profit agency offering quality adoptions, medical care, education programs and pet care services to enhance the human-animal bond. HSSV is a 2012 recipient of the MaddieÕs Fund Lifesaving Award. More information about HSSV can be found at www.hssv.org, https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietysv and https://twitter.com/hssv.
Walk Ôn Wag
Saturday, Oct 5
9 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Walk
985 Hellyer Ave., San Jose
No fee, donations appreciated