Half of all dogs will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.
To raise money for research on treating and preventing canine cancer, the Morris Animal Foundation is hosting its 3rd annual K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, California. The walk’s goal is to raise $75,000 for canine cancer research. The event will include a Canine Health Fair, speakers and the walk itself.
Registration is now open for the May 7th event. Discounted registration is open until April 24th and is $30 for adults and $15 for kids. The day of the event, registration goes up to $35. Volunteers can register at the official site, K9CancerWalk.org. The site has lots of information for volunteers including fundraising tips, photos from previous walks in California, Colorado and Florida, and pet-friendly accommodations if you’re traveling to the event.
Not able to attend? Not a problem. You can still be involved through the Sit & Stay program, where walkers can register as a virtual walker to contribute to the cause from anywhere. If you have friends attending but you’re unable to join them, this allows you to register as a virtual member of their team.
Participants are entered into the Top Dogs Contest, which recognizes volunteers in 4 different categories:
• Most Team Members (including Sit & Stay participants)
• Most Spirit (start thinking of team t-shirt ideas now!)
• Top Team (by funds raised)
• Top Fundraiser (for most funds raised by an individual)
This is a great opportunity to make a difference in a cause that will affect far too many of us. Register on the official site, share this article with your friends and get them registered on a team with you.
Let’s knock cancer out as the leading killer of dogs.
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Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Logo (PRNewsFoto/Morris Animal Foundation), credit Morris Animal Foundation/PR Newswire