When you come to Heaven Can Wait’s 12th Annual Lose A Pound Memory Walk on Sunday, October 21 you will see the entire pathway of the one-mile walk lined with the brightly colored paper collars pictured above.
There will be nearly 30,000 symbolic collars placed along the path in memory of a cat or dog that was euthanized this year because of pet overpopulation in Las Vegas.
The collars are purchased by animal lovers who support the work Heaven Can Wait does to stop innocent pets from dying.
Individuals and companies from all over the city volunteer their time to painstakingly lace the collars together to create one long chain.
Employees from NV Energy turned stringing the memory collars into a very successful event and put together a chain of 4,900 collars. The program was organized by NV Energy Program Manager and HCWS volunteer, Diana Kangas.
“We had our volunteer event at the same time as the company held a “Meet the Candidates” event, so there were a lot of people milling around,” said Kangas. I gave out a few brochures and talked about what the collars represent. One of the candidates for Congress, John Oceguera even stopped by to chat about it.”
“The collars have really raised awareness. While we were channeling our inner kindergartners, we talked about our own pets and about the homeless pet problem in Las Vegas.”
Heaven Can Wait is very grateful for all the work NV Energy employees do all year long for homeless animals.
Lose A Pound Memory Walk – Sunday, October 21
Location – W. WayneBunker Family Park (Alexander and Tenaya)
Registration 9a.m. – Walk 10a.m.
Pricing – Individual -* $30, Group or Family Pack (4 people) **$50
*1 LAP t-shirt and 1 goodie bag
** 4 LAP t-shirts and 2 goodie bags
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