1st annual Estes Park K9 Cancer Walk
Colorado pet owners gathered Saturday, September 19, 2009, in beautiful Estes Park, Colo., to celebrate the lives of their dogs and those dogs who have passed at the 1st annual Estes Park K9K Walk to Cure Canine Cancer. The walk benefited MAF’s Canine Cancer Campaign and to date has raised more than $15,500.
The event was organized by Patty Henderson, co-owner of Estes Bark. Patty reached out to MAF after a close friend lost her dog, Emily, to cancer, and Patty wanted to honor Emily’s memory.
More than 200 walkers and their furry friends participated in the K9K as well as more than 100 virtual walkers from around the United States. The day’s activities gave pet owners the opportunity to visit with various pet-related vendors, listen to three keynote speakers, including Dr. Robin Downing, MAF trustee and owner of Windsor Veterinary Clinic; Dr. Deanna Worley, a surgical oncologist from the Colorado State University’s Animal Cancer Center; and Dr. Patricia Olson, president/CEO of MAF. The Estes Park Jug Band provided entertainment.
Event sponsors included Eukanuba, Chuck Latham and Associates and The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC.
Please stay tuned for exclusive video from the Estes Park K9K! In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from the event.
Posted by MAFon September 29, 2009. Permalink