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Event offers animal lovers the opportunity to enjoy a community event while remembering animals euthanized in Southern Nevada


Heaven Can Wait announces its 13th annual “Lose a Pound with Your Hound” Memory Walk on Sunday, October 27 at Bunker Park near Tenaya and Alexander. “Lose a Pound with Your Hound” offers fun for all ages, while bringing to mind the communities responsibility to support spay and neuter, and adoption efforts. Guests are welcome to take part in the mile-long walk that will include symbolic “collars” to represent the 24,000 animals euthanized in Clark County over the past year. While that number is staggering, it is 3,000 below the amount last year due to the spays and neuters performed by Heaven Can Wait Animal Society at its facility.

This year’s walk will have all-ages fun including paw and face painting, food, music, contests with prizes, pet photos, mobile grooming and vendors.The event begins at 9 a.m. with registration, coffee and doughnuts, goody bag distribution, the beginning of the vendor bazaar, the “Pups on Parole” group photo. “Pups on Parole” is a partnership with Heaven Can Wait and a local prison for women that gives the dogs training and shelter, while giving prisoners hope and reducing their re-offending rate.

At 10 a.m., the memorial walk begins with games along the way. At 11 a.m., paw and face painting, a dog costume contest, prizes and entertainment from Elvis tribute artist Eddie Powers.

Pets are welcome at “Lose a Pound with Your Hound,” but must be up to date on vaccinations and on a leash no longer than six feet or otherwise restrained. People are required to clean up for their pet family members.

Funds raised will benefit Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, which is a Southern Nevada nonprofit. Unlike many similar groups that keep a “reserve fund,” Heaven Can Wait pours nearly all of its funding into the support of its efforts, which include spay and neuter at is Las Vegas clinic, and no-kill adoption. Heaven Can Wait is a Southern Nevada organization and no money leaves the community. Those who participate in “Lose a Pound with Your Hound” pledge to promote responsible pet ownership.

Registration begins at $30 for individuals and drops to as low as $15 per person for groups. The cost of a “Collar for a Dollar” in memory of those lost begins at $1. For more information and to register, head to www.hcws.org or call 702.227.5555.

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About Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society in Southern Nevada is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) no-kill animal humane organization dedicated to spay and neuter, adoption and public education. Major initiatives include low- to no-cost spay and neuter for the community, a feral cat clinic to control the feline population and “Pups on Parole” that empowers female prisoners to train dogs that are put up for adoption. Heaven Can Wait’s efforts are credited with nearly 100,000 animals being spayed, neutered and/or adopted.

Easter Seals Nevada’s Fourth Annual Walk With Me Takes Strides for Disability Awareness


2-Mile Walk and Easter Carnival Held at Bunker Park, Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m.


March alongside community leaders and local heroes at the fourth annual Walk With Me event to benefit Easter Seals Nevada.


On Saturday, April 7, at 9 a.m., join friends and families at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park for a fun-filled day including a two-mile walk, live music by School of Rock and Easter activities for the whole family all to benefit Nevadans living with disabilities.


“We are so grateful for the community’s generosity and support at our annual signature event, Walk With Me,” says Brian Patchett, president and CEO of Easter Seals Nevada. “We’re excited to be a part of Las Vegas’ Easter weekend traditions while helping more than 6,000 Nevadans with disabilities.”


Gather colleagues, friends and family to register as a team and collect pledges in support of those in our community who need a helping hand this Easter. Participants who raise more than $40 receive a Walk With Me t-shirt. Proceeds support Easter Seals Nevada and its mission to help individuals with disabilities become self-sufficient through direct services, education and community partnerships. Registration and additional information is available at walkwithme.org/lasvegas.


Pre-walk festivities including event kickoff speeches and entertainment begin at 9 a.m., followed by the two-mile walk at 9:30 a.m.  All participants will have the opportunity to meet and walk with Easter Seals’ 2012 “Honorary Ambassadors” – individuals who have directly benefited from the support received through Easter Seals’ programs. 


At 10:15 a.m., Easter Seals presents its Easter Carnival featuring an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, games and activities for the family, food, music and more. For a donation of $5 participants will receive entry into the Easter egg hunt. This year’s event will also feature a special performance by School of Rock, the local chapter of the music school inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.


Supporters unable to walk in the event can contribute by sponsoring a walker or making an event donation at walkwithme.org/lasvegas. Easter Seals Nevada also invites local companies to attend the Walk With Me Kickoff Breakfast on Wednesday, February 15 to learn how to get involved with the event. Contact Pam Lang at 702-789-5435 or pam.lang@eastersealsnevada.org to RSVP for the Kickoff Breakfast or to find out about volunteer or corporate sponsorship opportunities.


About Easter Seals Nevada


Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges.  We work to address our community’s social service gaps, and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people.  Easter Seals Nevada is one of Nevada’s largest community disability agencies serving nearly 6,000 people with disabilities and their families each year. To keep up with Easter Seals Nevada’s news and events, follow us on Twitter @EasterSealsNV and like us on Facebook or visit our website at eastersealsnevada.org