Rescue Runway began as a unique idea - to blend the thrill of a fashion event with a heartfelt cause. Doug Rae, the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Fremont County, first did a “Rescue Runway” in Rhode Island before making its way to Colorado in 2016. Over the years, we've grown into the shelter's largest fundraiser, a much-anticipated event marked on every Fremont County resident's calendar.
Every dollar raised at Rescue Runway goes directly towards animal medical expenses at the Humane Society of Fremont County. These funds are critical to our mission - to provide care and treatment to every sick or injured animal that comes our way. In the past, Rescue Runway has brought in over $30,000 annually, but with our ambitions flying high, we're aiming for a record-breaking $50,000+ this year!
Each year, we strive to add something new and exciting to Rescue Runway, always aiming to make it bigger and better. We're committed to ensuring that our event never becomes "the same song and dance", but instead a platform of continuous innovation and inspiration.
Behind The Scenes
At the heart of Rescue Runway are the passionate individuals who make it happen. From Doug Rae's inspiring leadership to the tireless volunteers who bring our event to life, we're fortunate to have a team committed to making a difference in the lives of animals. And, of course, we're ever thankful to our generous sponsors, partners, and attendees who make our mission possible.
Rescue Runway owes its signature style to our dedicated partner, Barn & Barrel. Dan and Tracy Vinton generously provide the chic clothing donned by models on our runway, creating a spectacle that beautifully intertwines fashion and animal welfare.