Estate Planning – Just Do It!

Did you know that Oct 15-21, 2018 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? Some months after my husband Greg’s death, I was invited to speak to a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Leadership Summit about our individual legacies. I closed my remarks with the following words about estate planning:   “Just do…

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Q3 2018 Highlights & Anniversary Request

I established the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund in spring 2016, to keep my late husband’s memory alive through the animal advocacy that was our shared passion. This October 16 will be the third anniversary of Greg’s death, followed by our wedding anniversary on October 24. As these anniversaries approach, any donation–either through the Greg Fund website or through my Facebook fundraiser page–is a beautiful way to honor Greg. To date in 2018, the Fund has contributed a total of $87,500…

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What’s your opinion about animal testing?

If you are flat-out opposed to animal testing, you are in good company:  this month, a new Pew Research Center report shows that 52% of Americans oppose the use of animals in scientific research.   And with good reason: In addition to concerns about the treatment of lab animals, there is ample evidence that animal testing…

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Q2 2018: PETA Greg Award & More

Here’s a Q2 2018 update on the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund‘s work to prevent animal suffering. First, two highlights from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Community Animal Project, the primary recipient of Greg Fund grants: – On June 10 in New York City, PETA presented its 3rd annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award to…

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PETA’s 3rd Annual Greg Award to Houses of Wood & Straw

Today I was honored to present PETA’s third annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award to Stacey Norris, who founded and runs Houses of Wood & Straw (HOWS). Greg and I were longtime supporters of PETA’s Angels for Animals program, through which fieldworkers go into poor communities in lower Virginia and upper North Carolina to…

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