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Dog lovers in South Florida brave cold weather to raise money for canine cancer research

In spite of a colder than usual day in South Florida, dog lovers joined together to walk through Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, to raise money to fight canine cancer. More than 250 people and their furry friends participated in the fifth South Florida K9 Cancer Walk on January 24. Donations fund studies at Morris Animal Foundation aimed at making advances in the detection, prevention and treatment of canine cancer.

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study team was the top fundraising team. Pamela Storrar took the honors as top individual fundraiser.

 “I’ve been with the events team for almost a year, and I’m continually amazed at the number of walk participants and volunteers who come out year after year to support the foundation’s mission,” said Emily Byrne, events specialist for Morris Animal Foundation. “I am especially moved by the many participants who walk in memory of a pet lost to cancer.”

 First-time volunteer Susana Alende was persuaded by her friend Holly Delaro to participate. Although she never lost a pet to cancer, Susana wanted a way to express her support for Holly. Susana worked at the registration booth and was overwhelmed by the number of participants who had cancer stories like Holly’s. Susana found the experience both moving and eye-opening, and said that she’ll be returning next year!

 Morris Animal Foundation thanks all the people and dogs that came together to make this walk a success. If you weren’t able to join us for the South Florida K9 Cancer Walk, you can still make your contribution and help fight pet cancer today!


Categories: Animal health
January 26, 2016