'Amy Buxton's Underdog Jog Memorial 5K Run/Walk' is an annual event in remembrance of Amy Buxton. She dedicated her life to saving dogs and helping her local community. Her friends and family are dedicated to continuing to support her passions through this annual event. All of the proceeds will support the charities she was passionate about including: Almost Home Rescue, The Kennebec Valley Humane Society and the Family Violence Project.

The event will begin Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 am at Cony High School, Pierce Dr., Augusta. Prizes will go to the overall top male and female finishers and the top male and female in each age category.

Pre-registration online is $15.00 and $20.00 for race day registration.

Longtime friend of Amy's, and one of the event organizers, Betsy Desjardins, joined us on the Moose Morning Show!

Who was Amy? This is from the race website:

Amy was a caring and compassionate person who dedicated her life to helping others. She spent her life studying to become a nurse and volunteering at numerous charities. One of her favorite organizations was Almost Home Rescue where Amy spent her Saturdays transporting dogs in danger to safe locations. She was also a loving foster parent who had many "foster failures" which meant she often ended up falling in love and therefore adopting her foster puppies. Amy lived each day caring for others whether it was her animals or her patients. Her heart knew no bounds. Her family, friends and community are committed to carrying on her legacy.

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