Stepping up to raise awareness
Here at Malamute Matters Central we are always looking for ways to raise money to help dogs.
Within 24 hours of being challenged, participants have to record a video of themselves in continuous footage dumping ice water on themselves after announcing their acceptance of the challenge. After the dumping of water the person has to call out and challenge other people. And so it continues …around the world.
Social media has lit up over the last month or so with this and has included everyone from Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) , Corey Taylor (Slipknot) , Daniel Ricciardo , Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, taking part (to name just a few)
We here at MM love a great cause especially when it comes to raising money and awareness for helping those less fortunate than ourselves. And because we focus on helping dogs does not mean that we wanted to miss the opportunity to be involved.
And so it began.. our own ALS Ice bucket challenge.
Our members and volunteers have been busy enthusiastically throwing ice cold water over themselves. Many are donating both to the ALS foundation and also Malamute Matters. Some are even donating to other causes, such as our very own Trustee and Fund raiser Christine Meerman Cooper’s 2015 Alaskan Arctic Expedition. And for this we are incredibly grateful.
And in case you were wondering if dogs are included in these attempts, the answer is “yes”. I wont spoil the fun by letting you know ‘how’ watch the videos and see for yourself !
AND if that’s not enough activity at MM… we have our founder/trustee Dawn Fido mixing it up with the cast of Supernatural…yes that’s right..! Even on her own holiday time she is busy doing her bit for MM promoting MM and getting up close and personal with the boys from the show…and yes we think she’s having way too much fun too. But we forgive her since it’s all in the name of a good cause of Malamute Matters.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that currently we have our banner competition taking place. To enter people need to submit a photo of their dog (s) wearing a bandana for a chance to win a Malamute design bandana from Zukie Style. This competition ends in a few days and by entering you are also helping save dogs by increasing awareness of MM
All these events to raise awareness and money means that we are able to help more dogs. Currently we have rescues and kennels bursting with dogs needing foster homes and forever homes. As a result many dogs are being turned away and being PTS. This is not something that we are happy about and we don’t think anyone else should be either. We always encourage our members in our group and page to be involved by submitting photos in various photo competitions and to shop at our website. This is because we believe that together we CAN make a difference.
We would also like to remind you that if you are in a position to either foster or adopt a dog here are the rescues that we sponsor :