Monday, 8 October 2012

Farm Sanctuary Walk!



I just wanted to give a huge huge thank you to all of the people who donated in support of me walking in the Walk For The Animals for Farm Sanctuary this Saturday, Sept 29.

In all, I was able to raise $3225 thanks to so many generous folks, some of them donating twice!

You are the absolute best!

Thank you so much.

The walk itself was great. Bettina joined me, God bless her. Because I'd raised so much money, they asked me if I wanted to carry the banner at the front of the walk! Vegan princess for a day, me! If I'd known I would have chosen my outfit more carefully. I looked, well, lumpy. They didn't have a tiara for me to wear. But still, I felt honoured. 

Wow! My very first "march" of any kind and I get to lead the parade! I  was unsure so I practiced a bit before taking my place:

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I was happy to do that, but I'm not much of a chanter, so I got a little shy with the chanting of slogans. I was ok with "Walk for animals! Walk for Hope!", which was cheesy, but reasonable. I was less comfortable with "Compassion is the reason! Go vegan!", as even though I think everyone in the whole world should go vegan, I don't think insinuating that people who aren't vegan are not compassionate is going to be the best way to entice people to the tofu-side. Gotta use a little honey and all that. Except I wouldn't use honey, but rather maple syrup or agave nectar. To be clear, and all.

But I kinda got caught up in it all and chanted away. 

Vegans and Everyone hates KFC, because it's, well, gross.


The walk was only 5k, but it took about an hour and a half and Bettina and I were tired at the end. Bettina said:  "Ellen if you do a fundraiser where there's booze and I can sit down, hell, I'll protest all night long".


Ellen and Bettina totally are protesting.


She's a trooper.

Anyway, we had a good time and I am so grateful to everyone who donated! It really is a great cause. If you want to know more about what Farm Sanctuary does, check out their website:

http://www.farmsanctuary.org

If you are interested in knowing just one reason why Farm Sanctuary does what it does, then check this out. 

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/learn/factory-farming/pigs-used-for-pork/

Again, thank you so much. This cause means so much to me. Your support is wonderful!


xo
Elpoo




PS - if you have a common name, scroll thru all the pics to make sure you see the one that is just for you! And Jeez, if I've forgotten you, lemme know!!



thank you Karen Ursel


THANK YOU DAVE VINCE



SANKU DORGE!



thank you Carol Simard








THANK YOU DARLA MCKAY



thanks to Bill Spornitz



thanks to Angela van Amberg






thanks to Heather Podruchny



thanks to Kim Baker



thank you Lee Gagnon






serious huge thanks to Mary Bugnon



thanks Michelle Mark



thanks to Ruth Luff



THANK YOU RHONDA PRATT



thanks Morag Clark



thanks Ben Gott!



thanks James Kalyn



Thanks Juni Moon



THANK YOU TIM PACHECO



thanks Robin Sundstrom






THANK YOU KARLA CURRAN




THANK YOU LADY GRANTHAM




thanks Matt Crosbie






thank you Nina the dog whisperer




THANK YOU CATHY MILLS









thank you Ruth Hooker



THANK YOU BO MARK



thank you Carolyn Janzen


thanks Leslie G.



Thank you Zoe Reid






thank you Jocelyn Oliver








thank you Rebecca Davis
















































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THANK YOU KEVIN G



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THANK YOU LISA MARK




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THANK YOU SHERI




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THANK YOU JOHN PAUL FINK




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THANK YOU ROGER



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THANK YOU MEGAN




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THANK YOU BILL BARTLETT



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THANK YOU RYAN





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THANK YOU JULES


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THANK YOU SARAH




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THANK YOU KELLY



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THANKS KRISTA


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THANK YOU BETTINA




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THANK YOU RACHEL


 

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