Grab your walking shoes and a leash for the 20th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, September 30. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) hopes to raise $200,000 from the event, which will be used for food, shelter and medical care for the more than 12,000 homeless PHS cares for every year.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the walk around the Rose Bowl. Animal lovers are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by registering as an individual or as part of a team on the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends and co-workers for donations. Supporters who are unable to attend the event can still donate via the Walk website.
Participants can choose to walk a 1- or 3-mile loop around the Rose Bowl or stay behind to enjoy vendor booths at Brookside Park. Attendees do not need a dog to join the fun—just a desire to help animals. New teams this year include the Cat Lovers and Kids for Animals.
Animal lover and KTLA reporter Kacey Montoya will The event will feature Makoto Taiko Japanese Drum Ensemble as a special musical guest, and both Pasadena and Arcadia K9 units will be on site for exhilarating demonstrations.
“The Wiggle Waggle Walk is a fun day out at the beautiful Rose Bowl to support the lifesaving work of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA,” said Julie Bank, the organization’s President/CEO. “Join us at our biggest fundraiser of the year to help us care for the thousands of animals who come to us in need of help each year.”
Early bird registration is $20 and includes a Wiggle Waggle Walk t-shirt, bib number and bandana for your dog. After September 11, the registration fee will be $25. Pre-registration is encouraged, but Walkers may also register at the event. Fundraisers can receive a spot in the coveted VIP Lounge by raising $500 or more. The VIP Lounge will feature complimentary breakfast goodies, beverages and free giveaways.
Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m. at Brookside Park. The Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and festivities, including vendor booths, team photos, food trucks, music and even a canine costume contest, will continue until noon. Brookside Park is located at 360 North Arroyo Blvd in Pasadena.
For more information and to register, visit wigglewagglewalk.org.