St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Students Host Virtual David’s Rescue Race to Save Animals

The David Cervetti Animal Rescue Club is a group of Seventh-Eighth Grade Students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Cordova dedicated to improving the lives of God’s animals through fundraising efforts. The students also make homemade animal toys and blankets for local animal shelters. The student Animal Rescue club is named in memory of David Cervetti, a member of the first eighth-grade graduating class of St. Francis in 2005 and a graduate of St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in 2009. David was fulfilling his life-long dream of helping animals when he passed away as a passenger in a car crash while he was studying veterinary medicine at St. George’s University in 2016. This year, the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic student club is hosting a virtual David’s Rescue Race to raise money to donate to various animal rescue organizations that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s easy to participate in the virtual race; just follow these steps:

1. Go to DavidsRescueRace to sign up. It’s only $30, including fees and shipping!
2. Choose your event: one, two, or three miles.
3. Complete your chosen distance by Oct. 4, The Feast Day of St. Francis. You can walk, swim, kayak, whatever you want; it’s your race, have fun!
4. When finished, post a picture on our Facebook page at DavidCervettiAnimalRescueClub; include your pet if he/she participates too!
5. Submit your time (or “completion”) on the Results tab on and print out your completion certificate.
6. Proudly wear your race swag (attached), delivered to your door, knowing that you made a difference in the lives of God’s animals! Dogs gets to wear a race finisher bandana, too!
Note: If you would rather help by giving a donation instead, just go to the race link and click the “Donation” button.

The Seventh-Eighth Grade Students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School that are members of the David Cervetti Animal Rescue Club are very grateful for everyone’s participation in its fundraising event to help God’s animals during these tough times.

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