“Paws for a Cause” will be released along the Clipper City Rail Trail in Newburyport on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The fundraising walk organized by the New England Chapter of the Karen Wellington Foundation for Living With Breast Cancer is open to everyone, with or without a dog. Proceeds support the non-profit organization, which helps women with breast cancer and their families.
The march begins at the Washington Street entrance to the railroad and ends at Parker Street, with participants encouraged to join Washington Street anytime before 11:30 a.m. In case of rain, it will take place the next day, October 16.
Registration is available online at https://bit.ly/3xm T5aJ and costs $15 each for walkers without a dog and $20 for a walker and a dog. Each additional dog is $10. On-site registration will also be available but costs $25 for walkers with dogs, $18 for walkers without dogs, and $12 for additional dogs.
Activities along the walk will include a raffle, people and pup snacks, contests and photographers taking candids and professional photos of participants.
The Karen Wellington Foundation provides vacations, event tickets, spa days and other gifts to women with breast cancer and their loved ones. The goal is to help recipients put cancer aside briefly, create lasting memories, and have something on their calendar to look forward to – something other than chemo, radiation, surgery, and the next appointment. at the doctor.
“Recipients often tell us how much a KWF trip meant to them, that it created wonderful memories for them, rejuvenated them and helped them heal,” said Debbie Hart-Klein, chapter leader of the New -England, based in Newburyport. “Hearing such positive responses is heartwarming and confirms the benefits of our work.”
With Paws for a Cause, the foundation is “looking forward to raising money for more ‘fun gifts’ in a way that in itself will be a fun, family-friendly event,” Hart-Klein said.
If you know someone who could benefit from a donation, submit an application to karenwellingtonfoundation.org/nominate. Anyone with breast cancer is eligible.