2021 HUSKY HIKE ‘VIRTUAL’
Last year we were all very disappointed to have our Husky Hike cancelled and were looking forward to seeing everyone this year. Unfortunately that can’t happen again but we still want to have a hike and connect with everyone…so we are having a virtual hike. While we won’t have the fun games, delicious food, great vendors and demoes to try we will still be raising funds, ordering t-shirts, hiking and having our phenomenal auction…just virtually.
Although we haven’t been able to do demos and events for over a year we have still been taking in, fostering and adopting dogs out along with supporting five in-sanctuary dogs. We haven’t turned away any foster regardless of their medical condition. Last year alone we adopted out 50 dogs and spent over $40,000 on medical bills largely in part to your generosity through our online fundraisers we held throughout the year.
Our objective with this hike is to ensure that we can continue operating like we always have and have the ability to accept any foster that needs our help, regardless of their medical condition. Our goal is to raise over $20,000 to replenish at least half of our medical expenses from last year.
The first part of our hike will begin on Sunday, May 2 when you can start ordering your hike shirts (short & long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies).
The second part of our hike will begin on Saturday, May 8 when you can start bidding on our auction items along with donating funds to our Facebook fundraiser. You can also do your own fundraiser through Facebook and invite your friends and family to support our worthy cause.
During these 2 weeks we encourage you to hike with your dog (husky or husky-for-a-day) in your neighborhood, forest preserve, park, etc. and take a picture so we can post them on our Facebook page. All pictures should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget when you are hiking to turn on WoofTrax (see below) so we can get credit for your walk. If you don’t have the app it’s free and easy to download. While we can’t be together this year we hope that sharing everyone’s pictures will bring some smiles on your face and feel like you are walking with your husky friends. Let’s see if we can get over 100 pictures posted.
Our Virtual Husky Hike will end on Saturday, May 22 so all donations, auction bidding and shirt buying must be done by that day. Links will be made available for each component (shirts, donations and auction) as the dates get closer. We are grateful for your generosity throughout the years and hope you find it in your heart to once again support our fosters and medical dogs. We appreciate you sharing this information with your friends and family so we can reach or exceed our goal.
The Hike Committee