Dakin Humane Society: 31 Day Fundraising Activity Challenge
What better way to spend May than with your best friend by your side?
The Dakin Humane Society’s 31-Day #ByMySide Activity Challenge invites people to participate and choose activities they enjoy – walking, running, biking, playing research – ideally with your pet ( you would probably need a dog for the latter). You don’t have a pet? No worries, you are welcome to have fun. Do you prefer indoor training? Perfectly well! Fancy a more relaxing activity? It’s okay… cuddling a cat is considered an activity. The event runs from May 1 to May 31.
Registration is $ 10 and is currently available at http://bit.ly/31-DayChallenge. The challenge includes activity ideas, weekly mini-challenges to win prizes, suggested walking / running routes, and tips to help you reach your animal fundraising goals. The 31-Day #ByMySide Activity Challenge hopes to raise $ 20,000 to help keep people and pets together, and a cumulative goal among participants of 100,000 minutes of activity. You can change your activity every week, every day if you want, to stay motivated.
Participants can ask their friends and family to support them in helping animals in need and enjoy fun prizes like t-shirts, water bottles, shoulder bags and jackets, which they will win at specials. specific stages of fundraising.
We encourage participants to join Dakin’s official Strava page, a free online platform, to set weekly goals and track your activity. Strava offers social media links for easy sharing with friends. There are also fundraising tips, including a 31-day virtual fundraising kit, on www.dakinhumane.org, and an event page on Facebook where you can post photos of yourself in action.
“We planned this new event as a way to celebrate the human-animal bond,” said Kaitlyn Holloway, development and events coordinator at Dakin. “So many of us have found great comfort in the company of our pets during lockdown over the past year. Whether it’s the tilt of your dog’s head, the way your guinea pig squeaks at breakfast, or your cat purring on your lap, our pets have been by our side to to offer you love and companionship. The 31 Day Challenge allows people to get active with their pets and celebrate this friendship. “
Lee Chambers is Media Relations and Development Specialist for the Dakin Humane Society. Dakin provides efficient and innovative services to animals in need and the people who care about them.