May 1, 2020 – Cancer remains a leading cause of death and illness in our companion animals, and even in many wildlife species. Morris Animal Foundation currently is funding 340 studies, at almost $50 million to help prevent, diagnose and better treat cancers. With your help, we are tackling this disease at every level, but we can’t slow down now.
Join us in the fight during Stop Cancer Furever, May 1-June 30, as we raise funds for animal cancer studies to improve the lives of dogs, cats, horses, and even wildlife, around the world
And, thanks to a generous donation from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Company, gifts made during Stop Cancer Furever will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. That’s double the impact so we can fund more cancer studies to help animals everywhere have longer, healthier lives.
Here’s just some of the ways we are putting your gifts to work:
- Novel treatment for a type of eye cancer in horses
- Imaging method to diagnose cancer spread to lymph nodes in malignant head and neck tumors
- Multiple studies evaluating new cancer drugs to treat rapidly fatal cancers, including high-grade mast cell tumors, acute leukemias, histiocytic sarcoma
- Clinical trial evaluating a novel immunotherapy to fight back against aggressive canine osteosarcoma
- New combination treatment to improve pain management and extend survival for cats with highly invasive oral cancer
- Investigation of exposure to environmental chemicals and susceptibility to associated cancers, including lymphoma and bladder cancer
- Diagnostic test for early detection of the most common urinary tract cancer in dogs
- Vaccine targets for two contagious facial cancers in Tasmanian devils
- Multiple training grants to educate the next generation of animal cancer researchers to keep the solutions coming.
More than 100 types of animal cancers need our attention, from funding research to better understand prevention, to developing new diagnostic tools for earlier diagnosis, to improving treatments and even finding cures. And, while we have come a long way, there is still so much more we need do. Thank you for your support!