438,000 Hours

438,000 Hours! As most of my friends know, I celebrated a milestone birthday on September 18. It is a year I’ve marked for change and the opportunity to inspire others to celebrate life and each day with a purpose. Wishcuit sponsored my birthday by hosting a benefit to raise money for MaxFund Animal Adoption Center in Denver and Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.

It was a beautiful September afternoon, attended by about 75 friends and family. Donations from local businesses gave us the opportunity to raffle prizes and host a silent auction while entertainment by local bands Joe Fornothin and Ken K and the Thump Brothers kept the atmosphere lively.

At the end of a festive and wonderful afternoon, we collectively raised $1000.00 to be split between MaxFund and Best Friends. I couldn’t ask for a better gift to welcome another year and on behalf of all who attended and donated, Wishcuit made a donation of $500 to each of these organizations that better the lives of animals.

Whatever your passion is, share it with all who will listen. As Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” And the next time you see that cute dog or cat in the pet store window, remember there are thousands of animals in shelters that would love to call your house their home.