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Silicon Valley Stomps on Cancer!

Last weekend, more than 500 San Jose area dog lovers rallied together to fight canine cancer at the annual Silicon Valley K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation. Volunteers in the area have held the event the last three years, and this year they reached a milestone by raising more than $200,000 for canine health research.

“Silicon Valley is an amazing community,” said Kate O’Brien, senior event specialist with Morris Animal Foundation.

Morris Animal Foundation would like to thank everyone for taking a stand against this horrible disease and for raising funds for research that will provide longer, healthier lives for their canine best friends.

Like usual, teams came out big for the Top Dogs contest. This year's winners were:

Top Team Members

1. Team Adobe - 67 member
2. Team SAGE! - 22 members
3. Monterey Bay Dog Training Club, Inc and Bay Area German Shepherds (tied) - 21 members

Top Individual Fundraiser

1. Tracey Davis - $3,090
2. Sue Strech - $3,030
3. Fran Krauss - $1924

Top Team Spirit

1. Team Daisy Mae
2. Team SAGE!
3. Paws Crossing

Top Fundraising Team

1. Grooming with TLC - $6,491
2. Team Adobe - $6,275
3. A DOG’S LIFE - $4,010

Sadly, cancer is a disease that touches many of us. Canine cancer is the No. 1 cause of death of dogs over the age of 2. About 50 percent of dogs will develop the disease in their lifetime, and one in four will die from it.

You can help too! Join Morris Animal Foundation in finding a cure by donating today.

(Photo: Anne Mary Schaefer)


Posted by MAF on October 3, 2012.

Categories: Canine cancer , Dog health, K9 Cancer walks

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