Feb 18, 2009

Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. According to the National Cancer Institute more than six million dogs will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. 45% of dogs 10 years old or older die of cancer. Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs. It occurs most commonly between 5 and 12 years of age. Boxers, Basset Hounds, Cocker Spaniels, Fox Terriers, German Shepherds, Scottish Terriers, Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers are at an increased risk when compared with other breeds.

Reasons for Hope
Early detection of canine cancer is critical. There is an early detection blood test now available for lymphoma. For more information visit Pets Screen's website. Canine cancer researchers are working hard to develop more early detection blood tests for common cancers that can be added

Now you can enjoy a fun day while being part of the cure! Join fellow dog lovers on April 18th at 8 am at beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park in Elk Grove, 11 miles South of Sacramento and walk for a cure. 100% of all walk registration fees, vendor fees and donations go directly to support Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign to fund research for canine cancer, early detection methods, effective treatments and ultimately a cure!

Walk registration and check in begins at 8 am. There are two walks, a short 3 K Lake walk and a 6 K park perimeter trail walk, do one or both. After the walks, speakers will discuss canine cancer, prevention, wellness and other topics. There will be a survivor celebration for canine and human cancer survivors. Visit the vendor booths and exhibits. The drawings and awards will be held after the walk.

Early Registration Fee: $25 Adults; Walk day registration: $30, $10 Child (10 years or older) Registration Form

All walkers will receive a Canine Cancer Campaign bandana for their dog, a canine cancer awareness bracelet and tickets for the prize drawings. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the shaded 500 person picnic area.

Planning to walk with your club or group of friends? Start a team and they will create a team webpage with special team registration and donation forms. For more info:

Can't attend the walk but want to help? Register for a "Virtual Walk"! You can support a great cause and receive a Canine Cancer Campaign bandana for your dog and a canine cancer awareness bracelet in the mail. Join the growing list of nationwide virtual teams by signing up at:

Please help with this very worthy cause by sharing this blog with dog loving friends, family and coworkers.

The K9K is hosted by the Sacramento Canine Cancer Campaign Volunteers. For more information visit: or contact Sandy Vilahu at 916-471-9307

Stay tuned...more information on the K9K, our Boxer walk team, and more...

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