Grammy award winning singer Mya is putting her best foot forward for animals on November 6th at the NYC marathon. She will be running for the North Shore Animal League with a team of fifty animal lovers, all trying to raise $200,000 for the organization.
The North Shore Animal League finds homes for over 20,000 homeless companion animals each year. At least one of those animals founds a home with Mya. The singer has five companions, one of which is a cat named Mellow who was adopted from the Animal League.
Mya said about her involvement with the organization, “The Animal League’s mission, saving the lives of precious animals, is one that touches my heart. I am excited to join Team Animal League’s runners, each of whom treasures the beautiful and innocent shelter animals known as Mutt-i-grees® and is equally committed to helping save as many lives as possible.”
This will be the fourth year that the North Shore Animal League will participate in the run. Since Beth Stern, spokesperson for the organization, founded Team Animal League as a runner, they have raised over half a million dollars for the cause.