Last year, we said that Daniel McAreavey’s name would be synonymous with the success of the 2020 Walkathon. We are now in the middle of Walkathon Week 2021, the same holds true! This year Dan decided to up his goal and cycle 100kms from Collingwood to Creemore and back, all in the name of raising critically needed funds for the essential programs and services that help thousands of pets and people in the South Georgian Bay community each year. Dan and his family are animal lovers, animal welfare advocates and tenacious fundraisers.
Dan’s plan was to cycle on June 26th, this coming Saturday, but the weather on Tuesday was just too beautiful to pass up! Tuesday June 22nd Dan was out for a training bike and decided he was just going to go for it! He ended his Walkathon at 101.3 kms cycled in 4 hours. Dan’s wife Shelley followed and cheered him along as well as kept the GTHS staff updated on his progress. Such an exciting afternoon as we all virtually rooted Dan along! At just over $102,000 raised for this year’s Walkathon we can’t help feel it all a bit serendipitous.
We are thankful to have Dan as part of our Walkathon Event Committee and one of the many individuals who have championed the 9th Annual Walkathon this year. Ever humble, Dan has said time and time again that he does what he does for the animals and for all the volunteers, “The GTHS backbone is its volunteers and I/we truly feel it’s our responsibility to give them the resources and financial support they need to turn their love, commitment and passion into changed lives for pets and families.”
Dan, thank YOU Dan for YOUR love, commitment and passion.
Go Dan Go!