LFNC Mascot Contest - 2013
VOTING HAS CLOSED. LFNC is proud to announce our new mascot, with 523 votes: MJ!
MJ would love to lead the walkers at the 5K, but he and his family - Congrats to the Saddiks! - will be out of town on race day. So instead, we have asked our runner-up with 458 votes, KC, to lead the walkers instead. KC has kindly obliged!

The Lupus Foundation of Northern California would like thank all of our four-legged participants, and everyone who voted. We have raised a record $1,980 this year from the Mascot Contest! Remember, even if your furry friend didn't win this contest, they can still come and walk with us at the 5K! And there, everyone's a winner.
Archives - the announcement of the contest:
We are proud to introduce our new 5K tradition: the Mascot Contest! Can you believe this is going to be the third year we do it? We sure can't wait to see what's in store!

Already kow the rules and ready to vote? Head over to the Mascot Voting Page! Remember, each vote is $1; you can vote for as many contestants as you like and as many times as you want.

Does your puppy have what it takes to be the next LFNC Mascot?

In 2012, Riley (pictured left) won the contest after a spirited and fast-moving competition, and proudly led our walkers at the 18th Annual 5K Run and Walk for Lupus. Not only was it a lot of fun, it helped support the Foundation a great deal. And we even turned the 12 puppies that took part last year into a 2013 Calendar with Lupus facts. This year, we're going for it - and we're counting on you to make this fun competition the most successful yet.
The winner of the search will lead the walkers during this year’s 19th Annual 5K Run and Walk for Lupus to be held on Sunday, June 9, 2012 at the West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. (If you are nominating your pet, please make sure that you and your furry best friend attend the Run & Walk!)
Here is how it works:

1. Pet owners may nominate their pets by sending a photo (jpeg or gif format) with the following information:

Name of pet dog
Name of owner, with phone number, email and address.

Nominations should be emailed to: communications@lfnc.org. ONLY pet dogs that can appear in person at the Run & Walk will be accepted into the contest.

Photos of the nominated pets will be posted on the LFNC Web site, as soon as we start receiving submissions!

2. Visitors to the Web site will be able to vote for their favorite contestant/s. Each vote will cost $1. Voters must be 18 years old and above, and they can vote for as many of their favorites and as many times as they like. Proceeds will benefit LFNC’s client programs and services.

3. The top vote-getter will be declared winner and will be the official mascot for the 2013 5K Run and Walk for Lupus

4. Prizes of pet products and services await the winner!
So, what are you waiting for? Send in your pet dog's picture to communications@lfnc.org. Then, tell all your friends to come visit LFNC.org and vote! Remember, it's $1 per vote, and you can vote as many times as you wish, and distribute your votes however you wish!

Ready to vote? Head over to the Mascot Voting Page! Remember, each vote is $1; you can vote for as many contestants as you like and as many times as you want.