The Mutt March raises money to provide funding to worthy organizations. For 2012, we have selected Chase Away K9 Cancer and the Mill Creek's Police K9 - "Axel" as our beneficiaries.
Chase Away K9 Cancer
Why canine cancer research? Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. If you have not had a dog that was diagnosed with cancer, you probably know someone who has. Current statistics show that one out of every three dogs will get cancer and 50% of those will die. The only way to beat cancer is to find a cure with research and comparative studies.
Like many worthwhile organizations, Chase Away K9 Cancer campaign found its beginning at the end of a great love and loss. Chase was a beautiful black lab who achieved the designation of AKC Master Hunter and an Elite Jumper status with Dock Dogs in 2005. She was a picture of good health and vitality until a lump under her chin was found. It turned out to be a nasal carcinoma. Even after the best possible care, it was too late to save Chase. She died just shy of her seventh birthday. Propelled to action by the loss, Chase’s mom, Cera Reusser, decided to be a hero for her dog and set out to do all that she could to help in this crucial battle. Her efforts through fundraising and education have made a huge difference in the fight against canine cancer. 100% of the funds raised by Chase Away K9 Cancer go directly to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. The purpose of the National Canine Cancer Foundation’s Research Grant Program is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high impact and innovative cancer research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis or prevention of cancers in dogs.. Through Chase, your contributions help fund research, education, advocacy and service, leading to the primary goal of healthier and longer lives for animals.
Mill Creek's Police K9 - Axel
To be developed