We are so touched by Dog Bless You fan Linda M-Painton, who will be running a marathon in honor of the Spirit of ‘76 campaign. She even made this t-shirt to represent us!
“Every mile I run in the Merrill’s Miles Race event on Sept 1, 2012 will benefit Dog Bless You. I will be running a race that last a full 12 hours. My goal is to run the entire 12 hours consecutively without stopping.
When I signed up for this race initially it was for personal growth, somehow I felt something was wrong with that reasoning. I saw a posting on Dog Bless You on how a dog once helped stop a wounded warrior from taking his own life! I know that there have been times I have been down and my very own Sophie has helped me up. So, I truly believe in Dog Bless You and their goals. The way that I felt I could make a difference is by using what I have a passion for….running, to help bring awareness and bring new family members to these men and women who have risked their lives to protect ours.
I am asking for any support you can give. Every donation will help the continued efforts in feeding and training new dogs provided to the heroes that have made valiant sacrifices for our country! To donate, please click here.”