'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 21 at 9:00 am, with registration from 7:00 am to 8:45 am at Cony High School, Pierce Dr., Augusta. There are multiple age divisions with awards for the overall male and female winners and top male and female in each division. The first 100 racers to register get a free race t-shirt, which are also available to purchase for $17.00.

Also, there will be early race pack pick-up from 5 :00 pm to 8:00 pm at Cony High on Friday, June 20. You're invited to bring donations to support the 'Amy Buxton Pet Pantry' at the South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta.

Who was Amy? Hear her friend and one of the race organizers, Betsy Talley, on the Moose Morning Show below and 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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Betsy Talley on the Moose Morning Show