The Mr. Mo Project is run by Mariesa & Chris Hughes and is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit group responsible for saving countless senior and special needs dogs since 2014.


We formed the Mr. Mo Project after experiencing the panic and heartbreak of expensive veterinary bills for our senior dog Moses after he was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. Recognizing that many senior dogs are abandoned or surrendered to shelters because their owners are unable to pay for their care, we formed the Mr. Mo Project and are determined to ensure that the elderly dog population nationwide is cared for and loved.

Our mission is to rescue senior and special needs dogs from shelters nationwide, recruit foster families for the dogs, provide ongoing support and lifelong veterinary bill coverage. Since we started back in 2014, we have saved over 600 senior dogs and have spent over 1.5 million dollars in ongoing and emergency veterinary bills.




Stay active and involved with The Mr. Mo Project and its supporters over the next 12 weeks while meeting activity goals for a great cause!

  • Who: YOU! Invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to take part in the RESCUE, RUN, REPEAT Challenge or to donate to your fundraising page. You can even form a team or invite a team that you are on to participate!
  • What: Set a goal to run, walk, cycle or do other fitness activities. Track your progress on your favorite wearable tracker AND on the Charity Footprints app. Use our Activity Conversion chart to get all your miles in!
  • Where: RESCUE, RUN, REPEAT Challenge takes place wherever you are! You’ll also help us to “virtually” move all the way around the Mr. Mo Map of 100,000 miles!
  • When: Rescue, Run, Repeat takes place from March 1, 2021 through May 24, 2021. Our Registration Launch is between March 1st and March 7th 2021. You can sign up and ask people to help you reach your fundraising goals. Then complete your activity anytime and anywhere between March 8th and May 24th.
  • Can I sponsor this event? Yes! Please contact Chris at The Mr. Mo Project, 518-881-8631. Or write to Chris at mrmoproject@gmail.com
  • Weekly challenges and rewards: You’ll want to complete your activity on a weekly basis for these rewards! Once you are signed up, we will be texting you with updates, challenges and news.
    • Week 1 Most Peer-to-Peer donations $50 Starbucks Gift Card
    • Week 2 Most Miles during week – $50 Athleta Gift Card
    • Week 3 Most Peer-to-Peer donations – $50 Target Gift Card
    • Week 4 Most Miles during week – $50 Under Armour Gift Card
    • Week 5 Most Peer-to-Peer donations – $50 Apple Gift Card
    • Week 6 Most Miles during week – $50 Starbucks Gift Card
    • Week 7 Most Peer-to-Peer donations – $50 Target Gift Card
    • Week 8 Most Miles during week – $50 Athleta Gift Card
    • Week 9 Most Peer-to-Peer donations – $50 Under Armour Gift Card
    • Week 10 Most Miles during week – $50 Apple Gift Card
    • Grand Prize Most Miles - $250 American Express Gif Card
    • Grand Prize Most Money Raised - $250 American Express Gift Card
    • Team Grand Prize (If more than 3 teams) - $250 American Express Gift Card

Here’s how it works:

  • Step One: Step up and register to participate!
    • $40.00 Registration fee which includes a T-shirt (Shirts will be mailed after the registration closes)
    • $30 Registration alone
    • $20 for participants 18 years of age or younger
  • Step Two: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal that you hope to achieve by May 24, 2021
  • Step Three: Get moving and track your steps. There are a couple ways to track your progress:
    • Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava)
    • Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress.
  • Step Four: Share your personal fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to make a contribution to the RESCUE, RUN, REPEAT Challenge! Use #GoMrMo
  • Step Five: Share pictures and motivate others in the campaign scrapbook!

Help us reach our goal of 100,000 miles and $50,000, all in the name of saving senior and special needs dogs!


COMPLETED: 23,450 miles
TARGET: 100,000 miles
RAISED: $ 22,705
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Saving senior dogs from shelters and paying the medical expenses for the rest of their life.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
All money raised will go directly to the care of the 146 current senior and special needs dogs in the Project.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.