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Run for the Seals 2013

Team Ziggy Star

Welcome to Team Ziggy Star!

Hi, I’m a northern fur seal patient currently at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA and I want to ask for your help. When you “Run for the Seals” you help the Center save sick marine mammals like me (and I am speaking from personal experience here!) As you can see from my photo, I was in a terrible state when their volunteers rescued me back in April – near death in fact. But look at me now! I’ve gained 60lbs thanks to the expert care from their staff and volunteers, and three square meals of herring each day.

But looks can be deceiving. Despite every effort to make me well enough to return to the wild, the Center has conducted diagnostic tests and recently discovered that I have a chronic neurologic condition that makes it hard for me to catch my own fish, and thus I would find it extremely hard to survive in the wild on my own. So the good folks here are looking for a permanent home for me in an “assisted living facility” (like a zoo or aquarium) where I will receive loving care and will be an ambassador for my species, inspiring visitors to take care of wildlife and their habitat. But, until my new home is found, I’ve turned into kind of an expensive patient (as you can imagine!)

Therefore, I’ve formed my own Run for the Seals team to help raise money to support my own care, as well as the care of my fellow patients. And that’s why I’m asking you to join me. You can either join my team (and take part in the 2 or 4 mile route, or virtually) or simply make a donation to my team to help us reach our goal of $75,000.

This amazing community fun run and walk in the Marin Headlands, CA, supports the live-saving work of The Marine Mammal Center which cares for ill, injured, and orphaned seals, sea lions, and other marine mammals…like me! So please, act today and join Team Ziggy Star* now or make a donation today! Let’s Run for the Seals!

Please Help US Reach Our Fundraising Goal! 

We're helping them reach their $75,000 fundraising goal by participating in Run for the Seals and asking for support from our family and friends.

The center has just completed pupping season, where an average of 200 orphaned pup patients need caring for in place of their mothers.  These malnourished pups are given a second chance at life thanks to our support and the Center’s care!  

  • $10 buys one yummy fish milkshake for one pup.  
  • $25 buys medication for one pup for one day.  
  • $75 buys meals and medication for one pup for one day.  
  • $525 buys meals, medication and miracles (!) for one pup for one week.

$75,000 will go a long way to helping provide essential food, care and supplies these fragile patients need to help them get back to their ocean home. Please support our team and support the seal and sea lion patients by making a donation today!

Thank you

* Please note: Unfortunately, Team Ziggy Star is not eligible to win the team fundraising prizes but team members can win the individual fundraising prizes and are eligible for the fundraising incentives.


Team Ziggy Star Raised
Ziggy Star $250.00
Dale Anania $0.00
Janet Bisbing $120.00
Maureen Burke $0.00
Cheryl Caldwell $0.00
Andrea Drugay $0.00
Maria Eivers-Medley $685.00
Steve Ginsberg $400.00
Glenn Gutleben $0.00
Michael Hanrahan $970.00
Allison Horimoto $0.00
Denise Huber $125.00
Kris Jones $225.00
Daniel Milburn $0.00
Valerie Milburn $0.00
Tim Ober $0.00
Stacia Rabith $120.00
Megan Sayles $0.00
Clara Scarbrough $0.00
Claire Simeone $0.00
Leda Simonsen $101.00
Angie The Three Flippered Sea Lion $1,382.18
Team Gifts $3,296.82
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About The Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center is a rescue and rehabilitation hospital, education and research Center in Sausalito, CA, that cares for sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals like seals and sea lions. Started by three dedicated volunteers in 1975 with little more that bath tubs, kiddie pools and hearts of gold, The Marine Mammal Center has grown to become the largest marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility of its kind in the world, rescuing 500-1000 patients every year. In 38 years they have rescued over 18,000 animals from along 600 miles of California coastline and the state of Hawaii, where they are building a new hospital to save the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal.

The Marine Mammal Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which relies on 85% of its funding from private individuals like you and me. All proceeds from "Run for the Seals" benefit the life-saving work of the Center.

See how your donation helps by visiting their hospital and headquarters in the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA, or by visiting their website. The Center is open daily from 10am - 5pm (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day) and admission is FREE.


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The Marine Mammal Center | 2000 Bunker Road | Fort Cronkhite | Sausalito, CA 94965-2619 | (415) 289-SEAL | MarineMammalCenter.org

Thank you to our 2013 Run for the Seals sponsors!
Platinum Sponsors: Dawn Wildlife Logo Aquarium of the Bay Logo
Gold Sponsors: KTVU Fox logo
TV 36 Logo 
Pacific Heights Cleaners
Silver Sponsors: Bank for America Merrill Lynch Logo Union Bank Logo
Econscious Logo

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Bronze Sponsors: Whole Foods Logo Marin Sanitary Services Logo Aveda Logo


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 Tracy & Dave Herson
(RiverPointe Napa
Valley Resort)
Urbansitter logo
Not Just Fitness logo 

Prize & In-Kind Sponsors: Clif Bar Logo Sports Basement Logo Athleta Logo
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Patagonia logo

Columbia logo
Pretzel Crisps logo
Moana Logo Sea Trek Logo - Colored
Mountain Hardwear
Wellness Pet Food Logo Kids Konserve Logo
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Sweet E Organic Chocolate  Hubert's Lemonade 

Acqua Hotel - Mill Valley 

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  Mutt Mitt Fog City Dogs Logo Tideline
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Nova Rosti Coffee Philz Coffee
  Pirate's Booty Birkenstock Athlete Race Numbers
  Teeny Tiny Optics Kaiser Permanente Thrive Food Maxx 
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Click this link to learn how to become SPONSOR of this year's event or click here to see our fundraising prizes and in-kind product WISH LIST.