DENVER and SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buddy, an 8-year-old chocolate lab mix, has lost too many loved ones to cancer. Last March, he lost his human best friend to leukemia, and soon after his canine friend Raja died of cancer. Help Buddy celebrate the memory of his best friends and those affected by canine cancer at the 3rd annual Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, Calif., on Saturday, May 7. All proceeds will benefit Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign, a national effort to help dogs live longer, healthier, cancer-free lives.
Last year nearly 700 participants rallied to celebrate canine cancer survivors and memorialize those who have died. The successful event raised more than $61,000 for research to prevent and treat this terrible disease.
"Many people don't know that their dog can get cancer," says Mary Kern, team captain for Team Mopar and Angel Raja. "When my family was affected by canine cancer last year, it was too late to participate in the walk. So I've taken the time to learn more about Morris Animal Foundation and their campaign, and I plan to gather as much support as I can."
An estimated 50 percent of all dogs will battle cancer. It is the No. 1 cause of death in dogs over the age of 2. Sign up today and help Mary, Buddy and many other loyal dog lovers in the fight against canine cancer!
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Tina M. Martinez, 303.882.9376 or 800.243.2345
SOURCE Morris Animal Foundation