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
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
- $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
- $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!
* 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.
Support Team Ziggy Star!
Sue E. Miller
Mrs. Andrea Phelps
The 29th Run for the Seals takes place Saturday, August 17, 2013.
About The Marine Mammal Center
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
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.