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Thank you, San Diego K9 Cancer Walkers!

When Albert Hammond penned his famous song “It Never Rains in Southern California” back in 1972, he probably couldn’t imagine the torrential rains that fell on San Diego this past Sunday, March 6, at the 2016 San Diego K9 Cancer Walk. But the wet weather didn’t stop nearly 500 intrepid walkers from participating in another successful event.

The walk raised more than $60,000 to support research on canine cancer.

“It was our second year of rain, but that didn’t stop this incredible group of people,” said Kate O’Brien, director of events for Morris Animal Foundation. “Everywhere I looked I saw smiling faces despite the weather. I want to thank everyone who came out to support the fight against canine cancer, and to thank our fabulous group of volunteers who constantly inspire me with their dedication to making this walk a success.”

For the sixth year in a row, the Cancer Bites! Team was the top team fundraiser, collecting nearly $30,000, as well as taking the prize for most team members. Adin Perl of the Cancer Bites! Team was the top individual fundraiser for the sixth year in a row, too. Way to go, Adin!

Morris Animal Foundation has a long-standing commitment to funding innovative research in canine cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs, and the foundation continues its search for better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent this terrible disease that affects too many of our beloved canine companions.

Learn more about our current canine cancer studies as well as what Morris Animal Foundation is doing to ensure healthier and longer lives for animals worldwide.

Categories: Animal health
March 10, 2016