Put on your walking shoes, leash up your dog and join As Good as Gold at its first annual All Breed Fun Walk in beautiful Busse Woods! The walk will benefit abandoned and unwanted Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes. In the past 12 years, As Good as Gold has saved over 1,800 dogs in need – this walk takes a big step forward to helping many more.
Ready Set Walk…
Come on out and join the fun! To participate, click on the “Walk Registration” link on the left. Ask your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to participate, and most importantly, bring your dog(s)! Well-behaved dogs of all breeds are welcome. More fun to come -- after the walk, you can enjoy family activities, entertainment and refreshments.
To ensure a safe and successful walk, review the "Tips For A Safe Walk" tab of the website.
More ways to help
To amplify our fundraising efforts, we have also initiated an on-line giving program. Donations can be made individually or allocated to a team. Even if you can’t walk, you can contribute! Just click on "Create A Fundraising" tab on the left to create a page or "Find and Individual or Team" tab to donate. We are also in need of sponsors – click on the “Sponsorships” tab.
Schedule: We’ll be looking for you on October 4!
In-person Registration 8:30 a.m.
1.5 mile walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Family activities and refreshments 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Busse Woods – Elk Grove Village
Click Here for a map (Grove 27). Check in when you arrive at the registration desk.
Cost: Advance Registration: $30 per adult walker. Includes an adult T-shirt.
Day of the Walk: $40 per adult walker.
Children under 12: $5
Other Fun Events:
· Police dog demonstrations displaying incredible dog talents
· Complimentary Canine Good Citizen testing for member/foster dogs
· Photos with your dog against a fall-themed background
· Dog massages by a skilled expert
· Games in which every player wins a prize or prizes for accuracy
· Face painting for youngsters and those who are young at heart
· Home-made treats and canine products courtesy of Happy Dog Barkery
· Music and announcements provided by K-HITS 104.3 Radio
· Snacks and beverages for all
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is a membership-based, volunteer-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.