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Virtual walking around the world

On May 22, more than 300 animal lovers from around the world laced up their shoes, grabbed a leash and a friend (or two, or three, or more) and participated in Morris Animal Foundation’s third annual Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Virtual Walk. Nearly $50,000 was raised to support the best, most innovative research to stop pet cancer from taking more lives.

“The Virtual Walk has become one of the highlights of our annual Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign,” said Kate O’Brien, director of events, Morris Animal Foundation. “It never ceases to amaze me how many people from all over the world join forces to make a difference in the lives of companion animals. Cancer is a global problem, touching so many pets and their families.”

Participants came from across the United States, and from around the world including France and Canada. This year’s top fundraising team was the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study 3000 Strong team, which raised $15,756, exceeding their goal by more than $5,000! Rounding out the top five teams were Morris Animal Foundation staff ($4,238), Team ASHGI ($3,980), Team Enzo ($1,295), and #TeamPugchat ($1,085).

The top individual fundraisers were first-time participant Judi Schachte ($3,055), Parker Pup ($2,810), Candace Verduce ($2,023), and Morris Animal Foundation’s own Liz Nahon ($1,973).

If you weren’t able to join us for the Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Virtual Walk, you still can make your contribution to the Unite to Fight Pet Cancer campaign and help fight pet cancer today!


Categories: Animal health
May 23, 2016