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Become A Virtual Participant In The maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk!

Anyone can help service dogs help others with maCares.

On September 9, 2017, the Inaugural maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk will take place in Greensboro, NC. The event serves to honor service members and first responders from the past, present, and future. All of the proceeds will support the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program.

For those who are unfamiliar with the group, maCares is an organization that is dedicated to ‘helping service dogs help others’  by improving the quality of life for veterans, children, and adults. Service dogs allow those experiencing hardship to have a companion 24/7. Service dogs have the ability to boost your overall well-being and help you to try and live a normal life.

Since the tribute run/walk benefits such an important cause, maCares wanted to give more people the chance to participate especially if they do not live in the Greensboro area. You can now become a virtual participant in the event! As a virtual participant, you can walk or run wherever you are on September 9 or whenever you can. The cost to become a virtual participant is $20.

Sign up by 4 Aug. to be a virtual participant and you can:

  • Pick up your event shirt at the maCares Booth at the Market | SHOP.COM 2017 International Convention to wear while you are walking or running. Share video or pictures of you and your family and friends walking or running to support maCares by emailing the files to
  • Create an maCares Run/Walk team and invite friends, family, neighbours and co-workers to join! Have fun with a little friendly competition and challenge others to create a team. Ask each team to challenge their friends, family, neighbours and co-workers to see who can get the most team members! Take part in knowing that the money raised will let the maCares and faith Cares Service Dog Support Program continue “helping service dogs help others.”

Click here to sign up today. For more details, please contact

For more information about the tribute run/walk, scroll below.

Inaugural maCares Tribute 5K Run/Walk

The Inaugural maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk is a timed event on September 9, 2017 at Country Park/Jaycee Park in Greensboro to honor service members and first responders from the past, present, and future. All proceeds will support the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program.

Strollers and friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Enjoy the opening tribute ceremony and your choice of a 5K run or 2.5K walk, followed by an awards ceremony, food trucks, and exhibitors.

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs, written stories, and memoirs of service members and first responders to post on our Wall of Heroes so all may appreciate and connect with these heroes. The maCares Wall of Heroes honors the incredible strength, courage, and sacrifices of service members and first responders from the past, present, and future. Those unable to attend the event, but would like to honor someone on the Wall of Heroes, may mail items to: 
Attn: Wall of Heroes 
1302 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409

Please note that mailed items cannot be returned.

To sign up for this event, please visit learn more about maCares or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit Join the Facebook Eventas well.

For more information of maCares, visit their website at 

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