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7 million cats and dogs enter national animal shelters every year. 4 million never get out alive. Please help to change this horrific statistic.
On June 17, 2012, April Mixon will be running the Vancouver USA marathon to raise funds for the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. She is supporting our mission to reduce the number of companion animals killed in shelters each year simply because enough homes can not be found for them.
100% of your donation will go towards funding adoption, rescue and transport programs focused on saving lives. It will also benefit spay/neuter, education and training policies that help reduce the number of unwanted litters abandonded to shelters and subsequent euthanization. The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible under applicable laws.
"I have three adopted mutts, Lucky, Tuxedo and Grace, and one adopted cat, Kelvin," April explains. "My hope is to inspire everyone to help in whatever way they can, to stop animal cruelty and save shelter animals."
Although she has run several half-marathon's, the Vancouver USA marathon will be April's first outing over the full 26 miles 385 yards. To celebrate that milestone, she wanted to put all her hard work and effort to good use by raising money to help animals in need. April was inspired to support the Heigl Foundation after renting the movie Life As We Know It and watching the Public Service Announcement for the Compasson Revolution.
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded in 2008, by Nancy and Katherine Heigl. The Heigl's desire to end cruelty and abuse inspired them to create an organization dedicated to animal welfare that would celebrate the compassion, kindness and memory of a beloved son and brother. On September 23rd 1986, Jason was killed in a tragic car accident. He was 15 years old. Throughout his brief lifetime Jason loved all animals, especially dogs, cats and monkeys and he lived his life extending compassion and kindness to all creatures great and small. The Foundation is his legacy.
The goal of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation is to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance. To find out more about our work, programs and the animals we help please visit our web site at jasonheiglfoundation.org
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