Meowathon set for Nov. 19

By Holly Smith

Kittens Cooper and Young are gearing up for the House of Mews’ 8th annual Meowathon with personalized runner numbers, matching sweat bands, and plenty of “cat-itude.” The two eight-week-old male kittens are among the newest additions at the House of Mews and are currently available for adoption. Found during September’s Cooper-Young Festival, the duo have become the unofficial mascots for the Meowathon coming up on Saturday, November 19.

The Meowathon is a 5K run/walk and silent auction hosted by the House of Mews with all proceeds benefiting the organization. The House of Mews is a 16-year-old non-profit staffed by volunteers and located at 933 S. Cooper. A no-kill feline sanctuary, cat adoption agency, and cat lovers’ gift shop, the organization exists solely on support through donations and volunteer efforts.

Cooper and Young arrived just in time to cheer on the 2011 racers and bidders. Last year’s race proceeds totaled nearly $32,000. Cooper and Young, as well as Elain Harvey, Founder and Managing Director, and the volunteer staff say, “Let’s beat that!”

For registration information and a continuously updated list of auction items, visit Register online, in person during store hours, or over the phone at 901-272-3777. Those who aren’t able to participate in the 5K can sponsor a cat for the day for $15. All race and sponsor fees are tax-deductible charitable donations.

Race day registration begins at 7:30am, and the race begins at 9am at Overton Park (enter off East Parkway, between Poplar Avenue and Sam Cooper Boulevard). Come out and “Run for the Claws!”

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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