Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC) is the nonprofit group committed exclusively to helping save the lives of over 23,000 animals that come into custody of Chicago Animal Care and Control (ACC) at 2741 S. Western each year.
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Last year, while on a long-distance bicycle trek through Michigan, James Pierce received word that his much loved cocker spaniel, Max, was suddenly experiencing great pain from cancer. James and his wife Sharon had to make the decision, a hundred miles apart, to let their boy go. James finished the ride with a heavy heart.
James and Max
This spring, his painful loss grew into a positive plan. James contacted us about honoring Max’s memory by helping other companion animals in need with a unique kind of fundraiser. He plans to pedal over 600 miles in three events over the summer, the highlight of which will be RAGBRAI, a 471 mile ride across the State of Iowa in July that attracts 8,500 riders each year. Of course, to be successful he needs folks like you to sponsor him!
Keep up to date with details of James’ progress in preparing for this amazing ride on this website. Get more of the story on his Facebook page too. And please help realize his dream of honoring Max by making a donation right now to “Miles for Max.”
Our heartfelt thanks to James and Sharon for this wonderful tribute to Max. Just click the logo for details.