Walk, Run for Animals event to raise funds for local spay/neuter programs

The Long Beach Marina Green will be the backdrop for the 2010 Walk and Run for the Animals, hosted by Friends of Long Beach Animals. The event will help fund low-cost spay/neuter where it’s needed in Long Beach. It will also fund much needed medical attention for shelter animals, disaster relief for animals, and humane education in the Long Beach Unified School District and other civic organizations.
The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 10 from 7am to 2pm at Marina Green in Downtown Long Beach, at Shoreline Drive and Linden, near Shoreline Village.
Registration starts at 7am. The 10K Run will begin at 7:30am with staggered starts. The 5K Run will begin at 8:30am. The opening ceremony will start at 9am. The 2K/5K Walk will begin at 9:30am.
Participants and spectators may also benefit from people- and pet-safety exhibits, vendors, costume contests, agility demonstrations, and multicultural entertainment. Featured will be the Lions Project for Canine Companion Independence and Therapy Dogs International. Entertainment will be provided by Outasight, a pure “a capella” blind trio, who will perform the national anthem, doo wop, and Latin selections. Ballet Folklorico Maria and break-dancing by Homeland Cultural Center performers, featuring Mike “Iceman” Rivera and inspirational performer Otis Smith, will also provide entertainment.
For information and online registration, or to make a donation, visit folba.org or call Friends of Long Beach Animals at (562) 988-SNIP (7647).

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