For the last 4 years, River, our Belgian Sheepdog, has been the SI Huntington Beach Spokes-Dog. It all began in 2014, when River and I walked 3 miles round trip from our home to the Huntington Beach Pier to raise funds to help improve the lives of women and girls for our club.
That first year, River raised $380…not bad for one dog and no advertising. But, River thought he could do better…and the next year, he gathered both four and two-footed friends plus many generous sponsors and donors, and they walked together, raising over $5,800!
Thus…the Walk to Make a Difference (aka The River Walk) was born.
Unfortunately, in November 2017, at the age of 9, River went to the Rainbow Bridge but, he sent me a message before he left that we would not be alone or without someone to carry on his mission….to help improve the lives of women and girls primarily through the Soroptimist International of the Americas two signature programs, Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for women and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.
I found a breeder in California, and on December 7, 2017, Spirit was born. Not only is Spirit a black Belgian Sheepdog with a white blaze like River’s, she is also his niece…and ready to carry on his legacy.
And so, Spirit invites you to ” Catch The Spirit” and join her for Soroptimist Huntington Beach’s 5th Annual Walk to Make a Difference on Sunday, June 24, 2018 beginning at 10:00AM at the Huntington Beach Pier. Sponsors and donations welcome. More information coming soon!
Terry & Spirit