My online buddy, Gail has a wonderful project for the cats and dogs of CARA (Compassion And Responsibility for Animals). Here is what she wrote on her website:
"Hi. I'm Gail Villanueva. I'll be running my first-ever 42.2km race on the 20th of March 2011 at The Bull Runner Dream Marathon in Nuvali, and I want to make it count :)
I love animals, and I believe rescue cats and dogs at Compassion And Responsibility for Animals (CARA) Welfare Philippines deserve a second chance for happier lives. I'd like to take this opportunity of running a marathon to help raise funds for the organization.
I would like to invite you to pledge to donate a minimum of One Peso (Php1.00/ US$0.02) for every kilometer I complete during the race. If I finish all 42.2 kilometers, the adorable cats and dogs of CARA will receive Php42.20 from you. This minimal amount would be enough to buy a small pouch of dog or cat food. Your help will go a long way. Rest assured, every single peso from this fund-raiser will go straight to CARA --- no strings attached :)"
Yes, you read that right - even 1 peso counts! The minimum 1 Peso/ $0.02 per KM pledge can go a long way :) I hope Gail gets to complete the run. She will probably need a boot scraper after too :P You can pledge for the dogs and cats of CARA over at Gail's site, Run for Cara.