The Morris Animal Foundation has funded well over 100 canine cancer studies, and significant advances in the detection and treatment of this disease, which will affect more than half of all dogs, have been made thanks to their funding. If you have been touched by this disease you know the devastation it can wreak. Early detection can lessen the impact and is one of the research areas that MAF supports as well as studies of the efficacy of various combinations and approaches of chemotherapy. Survivors can go on to share their love as you can see in this video.
Though they have had many successes, there is still a long way to go and much to be learned. Consider participating in one of the upcoming K9Cancer Walks to raise awareness and much needed money for research. This disease does not dicriminate and affects all breeds and all ages. Did you know that cancer is the number one killer of dogs older than two? There have been many survivors, but not nearly enough. The Foundation has made it very easy to participate. Even if you cannot be at the walk you can participate virtually through the Sit & Stay program. it is so easy to participate. Great camaraderie! Great cause! Great fun! Join with them and lend a hand and a paw and honor a beloved dog you have lost to cancer.
- October 10th, 2010- Vasona Lake Park, Los Gatos, CA
- December 5, 2010- Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, FL
- April 30, 2010 – Rotary Grove, Elk Grove, CA
So grab your furry bipeds and a handful of friends, furry or otherwise, and put together a team.
You can also support Morris Animal Foundation by purchasing a fabulous Betty White 2011 Wall Calendar. Betty lost her dog Kitta to cancer and has been an active supporter of the Canine Cancer Campaign. She is graciously donating all royalties from the sale of this truly entertaining calendar to the Morris Animal Foundation. With the resurgence in her career this calendar has become a very popular gift.