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Sacramento area residents raise more than $40,000 for canine cancer research

On Sunday, October 9, dog lovers from the Greater Sacramento area came together under beautiful skies to walk through California’s Elk Grove Regional Park to raise money and awareness of canine cancer.

Nearly 350 walkers and their furry friends participated in the eighth annual K9 Cancer Walk. Walkers raised more than $40,000. All donations are used to fund studies at Morris Animal Foundation aimed at making advances in the detection, prevention and treatment of canine cancer.

Teams from across the region, as well as individual walkers, joined each other for fun and companionship. WAG Inc. once again took the honors as the top fundraising team. Team Greyhound – Making a Difference had the most team members, and Kim deArrillaga of Ranger’s Rovers was the top individual fund raiser.

“I was overwhelmed by the support of the walkers and all the wonderful volunteers who made this walk a success,” said Kate O’Brien, Director of Events for Morris Animal Foundation. “We had a mostly brand new volunteer planning committee this year, and I thank the committee for their hard work. They were rock stars!”

The University of California, Davis, was a huge supporter of the walk this year. Also on hand were two dogs currently participating in Morris Animal Foundation’s Osteosarcoma Initiative. Their presence was a reminder of how cancer research can make a positive impact in the lives of dogs and their families.   

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 Greater Sacramento K9 Cancer Walk, you can still make your contribution and help fight pet cancer today!

October 11, 2016