Jun 24 2018
UPAWS Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk

UPAWS Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk

Presented by Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter at Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Help us reach our goal by asking your friends and family to to contribute towards your Memorial, or join as a team to name something larger at the New Shelter! Memorial stones vary in size and will help us to reach our campaign goal!

*Memorial Opportunities Include Registration & Walker Swag*

Start your tribute today! CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING PAGE and reach out to your family/friends to help you reach your Memorial Goal!


Tribute Naming Levels:

4 in x 8in Stone – $250

8in x 8in Stone – $500

Large Stone and Plaque – $750

Custom (Bird feeder, Dog Park Post, Catio Sign,
Tree) – $1,000

OR- Aim for the sky and walk as a team and work towards a naming opportunity INSIDE the shelter, starting at $5,000.

This is a FAMILY event! There will be kids activities as well as special additional memorial activities. Feel free to bring your canine companions, but please follow these rules:

• The Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk is open to humans with or without dogs
• Adults must accompany walkers under 16 years of age
• Dogs must be on a 6’ (or shorter) non-retractable leash and under control at all times
• Make sure your dog is licensed, has current ID tag and is up to date with required shots
• Please use good judgment about your dog’s health and temperament in this type of event. No dogs in “season”
• Dog baggies provided, please clean up after your dog
• Water available on site

The loss of a pet can be heart-breaking. Sometimes as heart-breaking as losing a loved one or even more. Many wish they had a way to honor and remember that relationship. We are planning a 1.5 mile walk on Sunday, June 24th to honor people’s beloved pets and loved ones and the bond they shared. The purpose of this walk is to not only pay tribute to beloved pets and loved ones, but to raise critically needed funds for our New Shelter with a naming opportunity in UPAWS New Shelter Memorial Garden. A Memorial Garden our community can use to pay tribute to their loved ones and pets, a tranquil place you can go to and find comfort and peace.

We are not only building a state of the art facility to help the homeless pets in our community, but also to create new programs to engage with our community in ways we’ve only dreamed of. One of these new features is a Memorial Garden and an opportunity to provide comfort during the grief of losing a loved one or pet. We will be kicking off this program with this Inaugural Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk. The walk will begin with a short service to honor each walker or pledge participant’s loved ones and beloved pets. A 1.5 mile walk will follow where we will celebrate the life and bond we share with our pets, and offer ways to remember them throughout the afternoon. Our hope is that our community finds comfort in being surrounded by so many people who have also felt the same sadness. Comfort in knowing your donation will provide a home and help for so many homeless animals, all in the names of the ones you love.

We’re entering the final countdown to our move-the final 6 months of construction. Our friends and neighbors have been truly amazing in this endeavor, helping us raise over $2.9M of our $3.7M goal. But we still need your help! We are asking you to reach out to your family and friends to help you raise pledges to reach your very own memorial naming opportunity goal. Create a legacy for those loved and lost, and join us Saturday, June 24th at UPAWS Inaugural Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk!

Admission Info

Event Info:
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Iron Ore Heritage Trail (199 Tobin Street Negaunee, MI 49866)

Registration – 11:00 – 12:00pm

Memorial Service – 12:00pm

1.5 mile walk immediately after

Activities – 12:00-2:00pm

Registration fee = $25 and includes the walk and walker swag.

Phone: 906-475-6661

Email: awetton@upaws.org

Dates & Times

2018/06/24 - 2018/06/24

Location Info

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Ishpeming, MI 49849