Earth Heart Sponsors's Fun Run/Walk

Earth Heart will sponsor's 5K Fun Run/Walk for Pets, which will be held at Backer's Total Pet Expo in Rosemont, Ill., on Sept. 21.

The race brings retailers, manufacturers and distributors in the pet industry together for a common purpose: to exercise and raise funds for dogs and cats in the pet industry.

Proceeds will benefit Tails Humane Society (THS). THS provides shelter, food and medical attention to dogs and cats until they can find permanent homes. The shelter cares for over 2,500 displaced animals each year and provides a low-cost spay/neuter clinic to all pet owners.

"We are excited to sponsor this event for the second year," said Vicki Rae Thorne, founder of Earth Heart. "Our Nonprofit Partner Program is committed to giving back to dog-related charitable organizations in our community."

The race begins at 7:30 in front of the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Online registration is available at