Dog Lovers Rally to Beat Canine Cancer and Raise More than $71,000 for MAF
Tina M. Martinez
Northern California Dog Lovers Walk in Memory of Dogs That Have Lost Their Battle with Canine Cancer or to Celebrate Survivors
May 13, 2011
Denver/Sacramento—More than 500 northern California dog lovers rallied to fight canine cancer on Saturday, May 7, for the 3rd annual Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, Calif. The event raised more than $71,000 for the Foundation’s Canine Cancer Campaign, which funds research to prevent, treat and, ultimately, cure cancer in dogs.
Cancer is a disease that touches many of us; that is why this year Morris Animal Foundation debuted a bubble remembrance ceremony for all dogs that have died of cancer. The event also celebrated dogs that have beaten cancer by gathering all furry best friends and their owners for a joyous survivor ceremony. Participants enjoyed this unique opportunity to honor their best friends.
To add to the day’s fun, teams were encouraged to show their team spirit by participating in the Top Dogs Contest—and the friendly competition continued until the end.
Top Dog Contest Winners
Top Team: Team Homeward Bound, with more than $7,000 raised
Most Team Members: WAG, Inc., with nearly 60 members
Top Fundraiser (individual): Wolfgang Jilka, of Team Homeward Bound, with more than $1,900 raised
Most Spirit: For the second year in a row, Team Greyhound. The greyhounds raised more than $1,600 for the K9 Cancer Walk!
Morris Animal Foundation appreciates the connections it has made with the northern California community, including this year’s local sponsors and media partners: V101.1, Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital and Hotel, Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic and VCA Animal Hospitals.
Morris Animal Foundation will collect donations through June 3. Help Morris Animal Foundation reach their $75,000 goal by donating here.