Thank you to Pooch Smooches and Peggy’s Pet Place for hosting this blog hop. You can also join in by posting about anything to do with pet cancer, or by reading the stories through the links at the end of this post.
The statistics for cancer in pets are sad….more pets die from cancer than from any other disease. Nearly 6 million new cat cancer diagnoses are made each year, and it is one of the leading causes of death in dogs. Morris Animal Foundation has launched a campaign to highlight the devastating effects of cancer and to raise funds for more research.
Part of their Unite to Fight Pet Cancer campaign is a virtual pet walk being held on Sunday June 22nd. All you do is pledge to walk your pet on that day. You can set up your own personal page to raise funds yourself, or donate to someone else’s fundraising efforts. Ask friends and family to walk with you, and take plenty of photos to share on social media! It is $20 to register to walk and fundraise yourself, and you will receive a free bandana and decal.
We have lost two dogs and three cats to cancer. I have set up a fundraising page to walk in their memory.
I would love for any local friends and family to walk with me and the dogs, and for friends and family elsewhere to walk on their own. If you are interested in donating to MAF through my fundraising page, it would be greatly appreciated (but certainly not expected). Please take a look at my page either way, and you can find more links through there if you would like to learn more about this campaign or Morris Animal Foundation and all they to do help animals.
I will walk with you, Sis, for sure, in memory of those beloved pets and countless others unknown to us-great job doing this!
Jan K says
Thanks, Lynn, and thanks so much for your donation too!
What a super campaign will go check out the page 🙂 xxoxxx
Mollie and Alfie
Thanks so much you two! Love you! xxxoooxxx
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
What a great campaign. Thanks for doing the walk.
It never hurts to have some motivation to get me out walking, and I hope at least my sister is going to join me.
I’ve lost several dogs and family members to cancer, so know the heartbreak, too. MAF is such a wonderful organization, doing such great things! Definitely will check out their virtual walk.
I’m sorry for all of your losses, Sue. I sure hope they can make some progress towards ending this awful disease. Hope you do the walk!
2 brown dawgs says
Excellent idea on the virtual pet walk and it is for a worthy cause.
Thank you! I think it will be fun, and accomplishing something good at the same time.
That is heartbreaking to lose so many animals to cancer. I do know that Golden’s are prone to it. I just made a small donation to your fundraising page. It’s not much, but every little bit helps.
Thank you SO MUCH, Rebekah!! Every little bit definitely does help, and I greatly appreciate it.
I’m sorry for the loss of your sweet furry friends. We lost a lab and a golden to cancer. It’s so sad. This virtual walk sounds great, I like your page. Have a great walk! And thank you for sharing this on Give Cancer the Paw.
Thank you, Peggy. I know that you know exactly how it feels. Thanks for taking a look at my page! I actually had a different post planned originally but then decided to do this for this time….I’m still not quite ready to write about Moses.
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
I could not even imagine the pain of going through losing a dog to cancer. I lost my nanny to cancer and it was absolutely horrible to see what people go through. Very touching post.
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Thank you, Jenna. I hope you never have to know what it’s like with a dog, I think losing one person (or pet) to it in a lifetime should be more than enough.