Firm continues tradition of giving back to the community by forming a walking team and partnering with local businesses to raise $3,000 for the 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk benefitting the Pasadena Humane Society.
Team Momentous had a great time raising awareness and donations for a good cause
Momentous Insurance Brokerage participated in the 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk benefitting the Pasadena Humane Society (PHS) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on the morning of Sunday, September 28. Three thousand human participants and 1,500 dogs gathered at Brookside Park to raise awareness and funds to support PHS’ overarching mission to end euthanasia of placeable animals.
The Wiggle Waggle Walk is the largest fundraiser for PHS, bringing in over $300,000 that is used to maintain key programs including adoption, shelter, spay/neuter, and lost and found. A Momentous employee and member of the company’s charity committee, Jescerlyn de Asis-Julao, was so moved by her participation in a previous walk, that she encouraged the committee to rally together and support the cause.
PHS answers over 30,000 calls each year, and bears the cost to shelter nearly half of those animals, at a base cost of $25 per animal for a single day. To combat overpopulation, lower aggression, and reduce future medical problems, each animal is vaccinated and spayed/neutered, which adds up to over $130 per animal.
Make it Better Committee chairperson Matt Iacovone, his better half, Morgan, and Duke the dog are all smiles at the walk
Momentous employees raised a total of $1,500 and had a team of over 30 walkers. The firm also coordinated donation days with local businesses, PizzaRev and Lido’s Pizza, where 10% of the total tab was donated to PHS. The company match boosted the total to $3,000; enough to vaccinate 480 animals or spay/neuter 30 dogs or cats.
The company’s mission statement emphasizes the value of community spirit and launched the “Make It Better Committee” to actively seek ways to contribute to local causes. Recognizing the need to take care of lost and abandoned animals, Momentous was proud to support the goals of PHS through its Wiggle Waggle Walk.
“This event reminded me how much happiness my dog brings to my life and I hope other animals benefit from the services of the Pasadena Humane Society,” said Matt Iacovone, Operations Manager and Make It Better Committee Chairperson for Momentous, “The event brought out a diverse group of people with dogs of every breed—making conversation, shaking paws, and walking together for a common cause—it was a model of what our community should be. Positive attitudes and having fun were the common themes for the day.”
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an independent, donor-supported, non-profit agency that provides animal care for abandoned and homeless animals. An open door agency, PHS welcomes and cares for all animals in its service area regardless of age, medical condition, breed or any other criteria. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org, find them at facebook.com/pasadenahumane, or follow them @pasadenahumane on Twitter.
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