ABOUT NOT ONE MORE VET'S RACE AROUND THE WORLD CAMPAIGN
In 2019 Caitlin Furlong, the Marketing and Events Coordinator for B.W. Furlong & Associates, an equine veterinary clinic headquartered in Oldwick, NJ, reached out to the Not One More Vet team with an idea. Caitlin and the leadership team at B.W. Furlong had started a mental health initiative within the practice to begin addressing rising suicide rates in the veterinary industry. During their research, they found that NOMV was one of the only support groups and communities offering any sort of relief for veterinarians and technicians. Caitlin proposed creating a 5K run/walk in their community to raise awareness for veterinary mental health and donate the proceeds to NOMV. Their inaugural event, “B.W. Furlong & Associates presents The NOMV 5K” ended up having fantastic support from the local community, with over 90 participants joining the race.
The 2020 plan was to coordinate with the NOMV executive board to make this race a national event. COVID-19 put a wrench in the original plans but brought about the idea of a virtual event. With NOMV’s Race Around The World, we are able to reach people on a global scale and create a larger awareness for all that NOMV does in the veterinary industry.
The Covid-19 crisis has greatly increased the need for wellness and mental health in the veterinary profession. To keep up with demand for our services during this crucial time, NOMV needs to grow. The Race Around the World is a fundraiser that embraces our mission through international reach, a focus on wellness, and the ability to work together while staying apart during the pandemic.
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