With just over a month to go until the global event, Helen Woodward Animal Center, in partnership with Blue Buffalo, is deep into preparation to unite with animal-lovers worldwide for the 11th Annual Remember Me Thursday. This year, actors and humanitarians Andie MacDowell and daughter Rainey Qualley have taken the lead as the 2023 Spokes-Team. Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages the world to join with these philanthropic celebrities and to be a part of this very special day, Thursday, September 28th, 2023.
Andie MacDowell is a renowned actress who received critical acclaim for her role in Sex, Lies and Videotape. She has appeared in several notable films, including Groundhog Day, St. Elmo’s Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Magic Mike XXL. Off-screen, Andie enjoys time with her family, horses, many pets including rescue dog Ava, and is a supporter of many charitable causes.
Rainey Qualley is an American Actress and music artist. She releases and writes music under the name Rainsford. She is a lifelong lover of animals and is very active in the community in Los Angeles, volunteering to help foster kittens and helping get the word out about different animals that need to be adopted. She currently has 3 cats named Jesus, Myrtle and Wizard, 1 dog she adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center named Arlo and 5 backyard chickens.
Helen Woodward Animal Center representatives met both celebrities at the Hollywood Beauty Awards last March. The Center was there as the beneficiary of the prestigious event and brought orphan puppies as Red Carpet “CorresPAWndents.” Qualley immediately fell in love with a furry Center orphan Schnauzer-blend and has since adopted the dog she named Arlo. While there, both Qualley and MacDowell took time to discuss their devotion to rescue and animal welfare and a friendship was born.
Last Friday, Qualley visited Helen Woodward Animal Center to record a PSA for the upcoming campaign and to tour the facility. Both MacDowell and Qualley will champion social media posts to encourage their many followers to echo their posts of support for animal adoption on Remember Me Thursday.
Now in its 11th year, RMT has been supported by 190 countries with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 1,000 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message on social media, or lighting a virtual candle. The enormous swell of celebrity support has resulted in the topic trending each year on both Facebook and Twitter, garnering more than 2 billion social media impressions since its start.
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