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Darby’s Dash is this Saturday, October 3rd!

By September 30, 2015No Comments2 min read

Milwaukee WI September 30, 2015
Contact: Sharon Selz
(414) 977-5064;

Dash to St. Ann Center’s Pet-Friendly Run/Walk this Saturday!

Fetch the whole family and head to St. Ann Center’s 2nd annual Darby’s Dash, a pet-friendly 1-mile walk and 5k run on Saturday, October 3.

The scenic course starts at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, 2801 East Morgan Ave., and winds through the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Motherhouse and St. Francis Seminary woods. Register online through Friday, October 2nd and at the center on race day. Check-in is at 9 a.m., and the run/walk begins at 10 a.m.
Registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children. T-shirts, swag bags and bandanas for your furry friends will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Here are some things you won’t want to miss:

  • Pre-race pet blessing in honor of the Feast of St. Francis and World Pet Day
  • Raffles and refreshments from Cream City Swirl, Outpost, Colectivo and more
  • Free post-race chair massage, plus pet massage and demos
  • Caricature artist sponsored by State Farm’s Better State Crew
  • Dog agility course by the Cudahy Kennel Club
  • Special guest Wickett, a feisty pup who gets around with an adapted wheelchair for dogs
  • Games, activities and vendors including Mac’s Pet Depot Barkery, Greyhound Pets of America Wisconsin and Chiropractic Health & Wellness

Therapeutic pet massage is a brand-new service offered by St. Ann Center’s Massage and Wellness Department. A therapist trained in advanced canine massage and energy work will be on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions. There will also be a raffle for a free pet massage.

Sponsors and donors for the event include: Schiro & Zarzynski Law Offices, Orchard Street Press, St. Francis Seminary, Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Layton Animal Hospital and VCA Pahle Animal Hospital.

All proceeds from the fun-filled event go to support the health and educational day services St. Ann Center provides children, adults with severe disabilities and the frail elderly, regardless of ability to pay. The non-profit organization has two locations, the south side’s Stein Campus and the newly opened Bucyrus Campus at 2450 West North Avenue.

Contact Casey Rozanski at (414) 977-5062, or email

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