2019 Race At Your Own Pace to #ShadeOutDM
DM – Degenerative Myelopathy (also known as the Canine version of ALS / Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a genetic disease that can affect over 100 breeds of dogs! It is caused by a degeneration of white matter in the spinal cord (the fibers that transmit movement commands from the brain to the legs) and typically occurs between 8-14 years of age (while some may develop the symptoms even sooner). It presents first with the loss of coordination of one of the hind legs and over time will typically worsen and result in paralysis of both hind legs. Most dogs will become incontinent (both bowels and urine – which can lead to Urinary Tract Infections), and over time, this debilitating disease will progress to paralysis in the front legs, organ failure and respiratory failure. DM is OFTEN misdiagnosed as many vets do not know about DM. It CAN be PREVENTED by genetic testing prior to breeding & making well educated choices!!! The numbers of PUPS that are developing it now are GROWING!!! NOW is the TIME to SPEAK for the PUPS!!!
WALK or RUN to help get the word out! We MUST speak for the PUPS that are forced to take this horrid DM Journey while it CAN be PREVENTED!
You can participate VIRTUALLY too! Register for the event & choose a WARRIOR TEAM… we would love to have your pics posted of you walking in your city during the same time on our #ShadeOutDM facebook page!
This will be a PUP Friendly GLOW WALK at SUNSET to dark.
Online Registration is preferred. On-site registration may be available. If you need assistance registering online email [email protected]
Register early to save!
All participants Oct. 1-Nov.7: $15
All participants Day of Event: $20
Participants that Register ON-LINE prior to: Oct.31st will receive a Bib (Race Number) in the mail. No additional Processing Fees (Processing fee from this program is deducted from the total charge.) It’s OKAY to type ZERO for the Donation part (we tried to remove it but unfortunately it is built into the Program)… & if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your personal information then you can skip it, just be sure to put the correct mailing address so we can be sure to send you your RACE BIB in the mail prior to Oct. 31st (if it is after Oct. 31st then there is no guarantee that your RACE bib will make it to you in time for the RACE on Nov. 8th)… Proceeds from this Event will go to help us Raise more Awareness (in addition to constantly having more awareness materials printed & shipped, many Events that we attend often charge us a fee to participate as well) & to our loaner cart program. We do have a Hefty Entry Fee coming due on Nov. 22nd for a HUGE Event we just got word that we have been accepted to so that will be the next inline to be paid…Direct donations may be made thru the SHADEOUTDM.ORG website.
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Information about the event is available in : English