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Foundation partners with Orvis for first Northern Virginia K9 Cancer Walk

Nearly 180 animal lovers gathered on Sunday, May 15, for the first Northern Virginia K9 Cancer Walk presented by Orvis in Leesburg, Virginia. Participants enjoyed a sunny if windy day as they strolled their way through beautiful Morven Park.

“We had a great turnout for our first walk here in Northern Virginia,” said Kate O’Brien, director of events at Morris Animal Foundation. “We appreciate the support from Orvis and the many volunteers who stepped up to help organize this inaugural event.”

Top fundraising honors go to The Oncology Service (top team) and Kim MacCormack (top individual). Overall, more than $25,000 was raised, with donations still coming in!

Experts report that one in four dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime. Although many of these cancers are benign, cancer remains one of the primary causes of death in older dogs. Finding new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer can save thousands of lives each year. Morris Animal Foundation is committed to funding the best studies and veterinary cancer researchers to provide a brighter future for dogs everywhere.

Thanks to everyone, and every dog, who came together to make this walk a success. If you weren’t able to join us for the Northern Virginia K9 Cancer Walk, you can still make a contribution and help fight pet cancer today!

Categories: Animal health
May 17, 2016