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The 2012 Walks Were a Huge Success!

Thanks to the amazing support and dedication of almost 5,000 walkers across 39 events, we raised more than $476,000 for farm animals, making 2012 the highest-grossing Walk year ever! Thank you so much for supporting Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving mission and for giving farm animals a voice. The 2012 Walks spread across the United States and Canada, from Vancouver to Austin and Atlanta to Boston. Every participant who asked friends and family for support expanded Farm Sanctuary’s message of compassion and raised significant funds for farm animals. Many cities experienced huge growth both in funds raised and overall number of participants: Toronto achieved an amazing 136 percent increase in funds raised, and Tampa Bay attracted 102 percent more people this year than in 2011! Here are the top events, fundraisers, and teams:

Top Walk Events

  1. New York City – $80,526
  2. Los Angeles – $35,652
  3. San Francisco – $35,241
  4. Toronto – $24,274
  5. Chicago – $22,037
  6. Sleep In for Farm Animals – $19,626
  7. Washington, D.C. – $16,732
  8. Pittsburgh – $15,125
  9. San Diego – $14,374
  10. Atlanta – $14,141

Top Walkers

  1. Tory Grauer, New York City – $5,050
  2. Ellen Reid, Toronto – $3,225
  3. Ronnie Steinau, San Diego – $2,785
  4. Katie Lueders, Boston – $2,350

Top Teams

  1. Team Buttermilk, Sleep In – $3,135
  2. Tyrions Troupe, Chicago – $3,120
  3. Someone (Not Something), San Francisco – $3,075
  4. Liberation BC, Vancouver – $2,925

Top Youth

  1. Holden Owl Byrne, Toronto – $1,360
  2. Aidan Newell, New York City – $652
  3. Makayla Ross, Washington, D.C. – $540
  4. Shannon Donelan, San Francisco – $510

Congratulations to everyone who walked for this huge success! We look forward to continuing to build the Walk for Farm Animals with you in 2013.