STRUT FOR STRAYS
On May 11th, dogs and their guardians will make their way to the Ladd Arboretum for the Community Animal Rescue Effort's Strut for Strays. Hundreds of paws and feet will hit the ground walking (or running) for the 3-mile event. Help us raise money to care for the hundreds of animals that C.A.R.E. finds homes for each year.
WHO IS INVITED
Fun-loving people, with or without a four-footed canine companion. Although cats and other pets are not allowed, you can run or walk in honor of a favorite animal friend.
WHERE IS THE WALK?
The walk starts at the Ladd Arboretum in Evanston, near the corner of McCormick Blvd & Bridge Street. Parking is available in the Arboretum lot (or on side streets if the lot is full). Do not park in the Ecology Center lot. Walk through the Rotary Friendship Garden to the Arboretum. Look for the white tents.
The walk follows the path along the North Shore Channel south almost to Dempster Street where there will be a water station and a turn-around point. However, you may turn around at any point if your dog is tired or your feet are barkin'! Come back to the start point for refreshments and the Doggie Carnival!
After you complete the course, catch the fun at the finish line including:
• Free Refreshments
• Doggie Carnival
Saturday, May 11, 2013 (rain or shine)
past the Rotary Friendship Garden
2024 McCormick Boulevard
(across from Ecology Ctr)
between Emerson/Golf Rd. and Greenbay Rd.
Parking at the Arboretum Parking Lot and on side streets (please do not park at the Ecology Center)
Event Day Registration: 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Walk Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Doggie Carnival: 8:45-11 a.m.
Walk or jog 3-miles along the scenic nature trail along the North Shore Channel to near Dempster Street, then turn around and head back to the start/finish line.
Register by mail or visit www.firstgiving.com/CAREevanston/StrutforStrays2013 to register
online and set up a personal pledge page.
$30 pledge minimum for advance registration (or $35 on event day) per person, with or without a dog qualifies for entry to event and a Strut for Strays Goodie Bag
$50 or more qualifies for entry to event and Strut for Strays T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Please pre-register online by 5/10/13 or postmark by 5/2/13 to guarantee a T-shirt and Goodie Bag.
Registration is available the day of the event ($35 Minimum)
If you'd like to support C.A.R.E., but cannot participate in Strut for Strays, you can submit a donation as a Struttin’ Sponsor. Fill out the top portion of the entry form and send in the donation of your choice or donate online at
PRIZES for MONEY RAISED
Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised by an individual. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses. Winners will be determined based upon pledges received by 5/18/13.
C.A.R.E.'s heartfelt thanks goes out to our very generous sponsors:
Mary Summerville, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
Julia Weertman, DDS
Evanston Subaru in Skokie
Whole Foods Downtown Evanston
Dog Obedience Group
For more information about C.A.R.E. or the Strut for Strays, call our voicemail: 847-705-2653.