Hoosier was a well-loved bunny. His owner, Shannon McLoughlin Morrison, will celebrate the life of her first pet rabbit, who died in 2011, by running 100 miles to benefit Ohio House Rabbit Rescue Inc. and its efforts to purchase its adoption center.
The Hoosier 100 will take place Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Ohio House Rabbit Adoption Center, 5485 N. High St., Columbus.
Morrison, 30, of Upper Arlington, will run 50 two-mile laps. She will begin each lap at the adoption center, head north into Worthington, and then return to the center. She plans to start running at 6 a.m. Sunday and finish about 30 hours later.
The Ohio House Rabbit Adoption Center will be open during the run. Volunteers will accept donations and offer light refreshments. Rabbit lovers and runners are encouraged to stop by to support Morrison's run. To support her online, visit crowdrise.com/hopto100/ fundraiser/ShannonMorrison.
The adoption center in Clintonville opened in 2013. It is funded through donations, store sales and other rabbit-related services, grants, fundraising events and partnerships with businesses and organizations. Ohio House Rabbit Rescue is conducting a three-year fundraising campaign, "Be the Voice," to fund the purchase of the adoption center, which currently is leased.
Ohio House Rabbit Rescue is a 503(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to operating an adoption center for abandoned pet rabbits, including an adoption program and the provision of resources on caring for rabbits as indoor pets. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.