Journey and Jaxx 5K Walk & Wag fund-raiser to be held Saturday in Masontown
Unity A Journey of Hope is holding its 2nd annual “Journey and Jaxx 5K Walk & Wag” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Lardin House in Masontown.
The walk is on the adjacent Browns Run Trail.
This is a 5K competitive walk for you and your favorite canine friend, according to organizers John and Bobbi Robinson, who are co-founders of Unity A Journey of Hope. John Robinson is president of Unity.
Unity is a Vanderbilt nonprofit that grants wishes to adults from the area who have life-limiting illness. The event is a fundraiser for Unity. Canine safety is also a cause that is helped through the amount raised on Saturday.
The Walk & Wag will feature a Civil War encampment re-enactment.
There will be a rabies clinic and an opportunity to “Ask The Vet” with Don Tummons, DVM, from Uniontown.
A doggy skills competition and behavior clinic will be presented by Cheryl's Doggie Do's and Don't's. Fayette Friends of Animals and the ASPCA will have dogs available for adoption. Everyone is asked to please bring dog food donations for these organizations.
The K9 skills competition will be games of “musical chairs” that will test your dog's ability to sit and stay, while you, the owner, plays musical chairs, the organizers said. The Add-A-Cue is a game where the first person gives the K9 a command like sit, the next person must command their K9 to sit and add a skill like down, and each person adds a skill. Prizes will be awarded the winners.
A balloon release in memory of “fur kids” who passed will take place, followed by blessing of the canines and owners. Sensational Images will be there to capture you and your dog on film, the organizers noted.
Food will be available for purchase from The Lardin House and a Chinese auction will be held.
The walk is held in honor of Karen Roderick, a Unity volunteer and wish recipient.
Unity is working to send a 38-year-old with brain cancer, her 13-year-old daughter and her 56-year-old mother to a day spa for pampering. Another wish Unity is attempting to fulfill is sending a Connellsville woman with cancer to the beach for a week.
The donation to participate in the 5K is $20 per dog and $10 per person.
“I want to invite all of our fellow dog lovers to attend this event. We all love our animals, and what better way to spend a beautiful day with your dog than walking the Browns Run Trail and also helping to change lives one wish at a time? By donating, you can help make wishes come true, right here in your backyard,” Bobbi Robinson said.
“Our good friend and veterinarian Don Tummons will be available to answer questions about your pet and administer rabies vaccinations for a separate donation. ... This will be a great day, so come on out,” John Robinson said.
“This is Journey's and Jaxx's event, we just help,” Bobbi Robinson said.
For more information go to their Facebook page, call 724-677-4789 or visit www.unityajourneyofhope.org.
Nancy Henry is a contributing writer.
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