Calling all dog lovers and owners, register you and your furry friends for a paw-fect Sunday afternoon at Woof-a-thon 2015! More than just a walk in the park, the first pet walkathon by the Singapore Heart Foundation aims to advocate the cardiovascular benefits associated with walking your dogs.
Studies have shown that pet ownership, particularly a dog, helps to reduce risks of heart diseases, as people with dogs are engaged in more walking and physical activities. Pet ownership also aids in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels and incidence of obesity. Furthermore, the companionship of a furry friend brings about positive effects on your body’s reaction to stress, including a decrease in heart rate and release of an adrenaline-like hormone.
So register now to walk alongside other dog-loving individuals and celebrate the joys that your furry friend has brought to you and your heart. For a SGD$10 registration fee per pet, you and your dog will be able to take part in the 2km ‘Buddy Walk’. The first 100 dogs registered for the ‘Buddy Walk’ will also walk away with a free goodie bag each!
All proceeds raised from Woof-a-thon 2015 will go towards supporting the Singapore Heart Foundation, a non-profit charitable organisation in its battle against heart diseases in Singapore.
If you do not have pets, don’t worry; you can still put on your walking shoes and stride towards a healthier heart.
There will also be an exciting line-up of programmes such as basic health screenings for you and your dog; educational talks, contests, pet photo booth and even a fashionista parade [best dressed with a touch of red].
To participate in Woof-a-thon 2015, register now at www.myheart.org.sg and do hurry because as mentioned, the first 100 dogs registered for the ‘Buddy Walk’ will also walk away with a free goodie bag each! In fact, we have just signed #CottonTheSpitz up for woof-a-thon 2015 and both Jacqueline and I are so looking forward to it!
Nap time is over, so hurry and put your best paws forward.
Date: 12 April 2015 [Sunday]
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Venue: Bishan Park, Grand Lawn 1
Registration Fees: SGD$10/pet