Take a Walk to Help Fight Canine Cancer


Written by: Eric Rickstad

K9 Cancer Walk
A Recent K9 Cancer Walk

This May 7th marks the 3rd annual Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, Calif. Many dogs succumb to cancer each year. Last March, Buddy, an 8-year-old chocolate lab mix, lost his human best friend to leukemia and his canine friend Raja to cancer too. On Saturday, May 7, help Buddy celebrate their memory, and raise money and awareness for canine cancer. All proceeds will benefit Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Cancer Campaign, a national effort to help dogs live longer, healthier, cancer-free lives.

“Many people don’t know that their dog can get cancer,” says Mary Kern, team captain for Team Mopar and Angel Raja. “When my family was affected by canine cancer last year, it was too late to participate in the walk. So I’ve taken the time to learn more about Morris Animal Foundation and their campaign, and I plan to gather as much support as I can.”

An estimated 50 percent of all dogs will battle cancer. It is the No. 1 cause of death in dogs over the age of 2. You can Sign up today, or even walk virtually to help Mary, Buddy and many other loyal dog lovers in the fight against canine cancer!

View a video about MAF’s 3rd annual K9 Cancer Walk–Elk Grove and visit www.K9CancerWalk.org to register, or call 800.243.2345.

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