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Virtual Walkathon 2020

Unlock life's potential.

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A fundraising event for BluePath Service Dogs

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Saturday, October 03, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am

BluePath’s mission is to provide autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. In these uncertain times, our expertly-trained dogs are providing extraordinary comfort and stability.

Your participation in the Virtual Walkathon helps to ensure our mission extends beyond the pandemic - and that we can continue to better the world for children with autism and their families.  

How it’ll work:

On October 3rd, we’ll come together for an online kick-off at 10am EST. Then we’ll head out to walk in our own communities, snapping photos and videos along the way.  Our usual walk route is three miles, but we recommend walking, running, (or skipping) any distance that makes you happy!

How to get started:

Register here to receive your event tee shirt and for the opportunity to order additional shirts at reduced pricing. (New shirt colors this year!) Your registration fee supports BluePath’s mission (thank you!) and provides access to the online kick-off event. Note that during registration, you can create a team or join an existing team. 

Get your network involved:

After you register, set up your fundraising page and ask for support by sharing on social media and via email. Download and print this selfie sign (below) and post photos on your social platforms using the hashtag #WalkTheBluePath. Send us a copy, too, at info@bluepathservicedogs.org. 

The three highest individual fundraisers, as of 10am on 10/3/20, will win the following: 

1st place: Name a BluePath Puppy

2nd place: Trainer for a Day - Winner will join us in the Hopewell Junction area for a behind the scenes look at how our dogs are prepared for their life-changing roles. Includes hands-on training experience and lunch with BluePath staff. 

3rd place: BluePath Fleece Blanket  


2020 Walkathon Sponsors

Presenting: Team Michelangelo

Platinum: Croton Lions Club

Gold: AvalonBay Communities, Elite Carriers, The Goldfarb Makkar and Brown Family, The Neva and Howard Goldstein Family Charitable Fund, Ingersoll Auto, Suzanne Hatfield Philanthropy Fund, Team Ali

Silver: 3 Up 3 Down Organization, Bedford PBA, CareCredit/Synchrony, City of Rye Police Association, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, G.S. Bounce, Kolmar Americas Inc., Peekskill Rotary Club, PCSB Bank, Quinn Law Firm, Regeneron RISE, Shrub Oak International School, State Farm - Ken Lemenze, Volz Auto Group

Table: Capture the Moment Photo Booth Rentals, Club Fit, Croton Animal Hospital, Dogtopia of Yorktown, Ethan Allen Hotel, Good Reasons, Guardian Veterinary Specialists, Hudson Highlands Veterinary Medical Group, Middletown Veterinary Hospital, Millwood Animal Hospital, North Westchester Veterinary Office, Pet Valu, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, The Westchester Bank, Wipe Your Paws

Course: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, National Print + PromoRBT CPAsRoyal Carting Service Co.Sarandipity Pet Wear, Springhurst School Teachers, Tower Ladder 78 - Tarrytown Fire Dept., Team MoljoThinkDifferently, UMAC Shrub OakWilliams Lumber

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About the Organization

BluePath provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence.

“Many times we were forced to take turns staying home or just not go out with our son because the stress of going out in public was so great. He got away from us more than once and the agony of getting to him before something tragic happened to him was more than we could bear. Receiving our autism service dog changed our lives; we have been able to participate in many activities that in the past would not have been possible.”

BluePath’s expertly trained autism service dogs unlock life’s potential.