Paws for a Cause in September

The Comox Valley event happens Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at Marina Park in Comox.

Helping animals is as easy as a walk in the park!

The BC SPCA is inviting animal lovers to start registering for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, being hosted in 34 communities across the province.

The Comox Valley event happens Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at Marina Park in Comox.

This year, the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million for animals in need.

“The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is a fun way to get involved and make a huge impact in the lives of animals in need,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “As the BC SPCA’s biggest fundraising event, the Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause supports life-saving work in branches across the province throughout the year.”

There are advantages to registering early for Paws for a Cause, including a 50 per cent discount for those who sign up in May. In addition, the top fundraiser this month wins a two-night stay at any Coast Hotels & Resorts location.

“By signing up and collecting pledges, you’re not just helping thousands of injured, homeless and abused animals across the province,” says Rooney. “You’ll also enjoy an amazing day with activities for the whole family to enjoy, and you’ll be eligible for fabulous local and province-wide prizes.”

Those interested in getting involved in the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team. The BC SPCA has set up a comprehensive website at spca.bc.ca/walk to help get you started, with sponsorship opportunities, fundraising ideas, pledge kits, posters, merchandise and ways to volunteer.

— BC SPCA

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