Fundraisers set for wildlife clinic
The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic has announced three upcoming fundraisers — one in Gibson City, one in Champaign and one at Homer Lake.
— "Howl at the Harvest Moon" is an annual, pet-friendly fund-raiser for the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic.
This year, the feature film will be "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." The event will be held, rain or shine, Oct. 5 at the Harvest Moon Drive-in Theater, 1123 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.
Admission is $6 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Kids 5 and younger and dogs are free. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m., and the film will begin at 7 p.m. Raffle prizes will be distributed to winners throughout the evening.
— El Toro II Mexican Restaurant, 723 S. Neil St., Champaign, is also supporting the Wildlife Medical Clinic with a fund-raiser. On Oct. 1, El Toro II will donate 20 percent of meal receipts to the Wildlife Medical Clinic as the restaurant's way of saying "thank you" to the community.
Diners must mention this promotion for their meal to be included in the fund-raiser.
— Next spring the clinic is sponsoring its first "Run Wild" race, to be held at Homer Lake on April 7, 2013. Runners can choose either the 10-mile course or the 6K course.
The Wildlife Medical Clinic is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers and veterinary students. It is supported by tax-deductible donations from the public. The Wildlife Medical Clinic cares for more than 1,500 injured or ill animals each year.
For more information about the clinic or these fund-raising events, call 244-1195 or go to vetmed.illinois.edu/wmc/.