Article: Join Eric And Jessie James Decker As They Partner With Purina And Celebrate National Pet Month In NYC 5/1/15!


Tomorrow is May 1st and what better way to kick off the new month than by celebrating it with power couple, Eric and Jessie James Decker in NYC? Pro football wide receiver, Eric Decker and country music star, Jessie James Decker are making their way to the Big Apple tomorrow, May 1, 2015 to celebrate the kickoff day of National Pet Month. Eric and Jessie James Decker have teamed up with Purina to celebrate the Paw It Forward movement during National Pet Month to encourage pet owners to spend more quality time with their pets.

According to the press release, “The Paw It Forward movement is designed to encourage pet owners to spend more quality time with their pets throughout the month of May, as well as take action to help pets in need. Purina will celebrate pets on in the following ways:

  • The company will donate $1 to the Petfinder Foundation for every valid pet photo and video uploaded between April 22 and June 1, 2015 with a maximum donation of $30,000.
  • Consumers can play an online sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes, including Purina coupons and pet prizes.
  • Pet owners can find daily tips for celebrating National Pet Month with their own four legged friends”

Think that’s amazing already? Wait until you hear this! Eric and Jessie James Decker are coming to NYC to meet all of YOU (and your pets!) at the pop-up pet park at New York City’s Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza (23rd St./5th Ave.) between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM tomorrow, May 1, 2015! Here’s your chance to snap a pic with the incredible Deckers and even have your pet join along in the photo as well! Attendees will get the chance to also engage in many fun activities and have their pets by their side every step of the way. There will also be an on-site animal adoption at the event.

“National Pet Month is all about showing appreciation for your pets, as well as helping pets in shelters find their forever homes,” said Eric and Jessie James Decker. “We couldn’t imagine our life without our two wonderful dogs at home, which is why we are excited to be a part of this project. We also look forward to raising awareness for Deckers Dogs, an initiative within our foundation, which helps to provide needed service dogs to returning military personnel and veterans with a service-connected disability.” (source: press release)

Everyone can join in on the fun by using the hashtag #PawItForward on social media. For every person who attends tomorrow’s event or shares a photo using the hashtag #PawItForward, Purina will be donating a $1 with a maximum of $5,000 to Deckers Dogs. Eric and Jessie James Decker will be continuing off the fun by hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 7th at 4:00 PM ET to talk more about the Paw It Forward campaign.

The press release also stated, “We created the Paw It Forward movement to support National Pet Month and inspire pet owners to appreciate all the things our pets do for us throughout the year, as well as promote giving back to all pets,” said Amy Kirkou, Retail and Shopper Marketing Manager for Nestlé Purina. “The Deckers personify what this movement is all about – they not only cherish their own pets, but believe in giving back to pets through an initiative within the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation called Deckers Dogs.”

Come on out to Purina’s remarkable, incredible and paw-tastic event tomorrow in NYC and meet the outstanding Eric and Jessie James Decker! Don’t forget to use #PawItForward! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, will YOU be coming out to the event?

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