Dog Lovers Unite to Cure Canine Cancer
With the help of dog enthusiasts, Morris Animal Foundation has been able to expand its K9 Cancer Walks nationwide.
Posted: April 21, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT
Alanna Thurman didn’t let inexperience stop her. When the 14-year-old wanted to help one of her favorite charities – Morris Animal Foundation – raise money for its Canine Cancer Campaign, she organized a neighborhood dog walk and netted $400 for the cause.
Morris Animal Foundation will hold its own dog- and family- friendly K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, Calif., on May 7.
“I am very passionate about dogs, and I hope one day we will find a cure for dog cancer,” Thurman says.
Morris Animal Foundation funds research to prevent and treat dog cancer, still the No. 1 killer of dogs over the age of 2.
Thurman’s enthusiasm – and industriousness – impresses Morris Animal Foundation executive vice president Paul Raybould. “Morris Animal Foundation’s K9 Cancer Walks are all about best friends helping best friends,” Raybould says. “The first walk was prompted by the passion of one dog-loving volunteer, and people like Alanna have kept the momentum going and allowed us to expand the program nationwide.”
Morris Animal Foundation will hold its own charity dog walk, the 3rd annual K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, Calif., on May 7.
Last year, nearly 700 people participated in the event, which raised more than $64,000 for the organization.
To learn more about Morris Animal Foundation’s K9 Cancer Walk program, click here. To participate in the Elk Grove, Calif., event, register here.
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