Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2010 Cancer Can't Keep a Good Dog Down Calendar II

Last year we published our first Cancer Can’t Keep A Good Dog Down Calendar. We received 82 submissions and because of its success, we were able to donate $1,100 to the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in support of their Canine Cancer Campaign. MAF is one of the leaders in funding comparative oncological studies.

Going forward, we want to recognize other institutions and individuals who work tirelessly for the advancement of companion pet cancer research and this year, we've designated two that have played an important part in 2 Dogs 2000 Miles:

Tufts Veterinary School Harrington Oncology Program. Not long after Malcolm was diagnosed with osteosarcoma I spent months trying to understand canine cancer. I met two pivotal people at Tufts, Shelly Rodman and Dr. John Berg who not only provided me with the latest research articles, they gave me insight into how I could one day help.

While walking through Jacksonville Texas last year, we almost had another brush with cancer. Murphy was limping and we got a consult from Dr. Kenita Rogers an oncologist with Texas A&M Veterinary School. Thankfully it wasn't cancer but not only did the folks at TAMU take excellent care of Murphy but they shared their vision of their Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center

You can learn more about how to be a part of the 2010 Cancer Can't Keep a Good Dog Down calendar here.


LiveWorkDream said...

Wonderful news! We just toured the CSU Veterinary Cancer Center in Fort Collins, CO. Simply amazing stuff going on there. The more facilities and programs like this the better.

Tint~ said...

I'm going to keep my eye out for that 2010 calendar. I was sending the link to an amazing photographer friends who lives for her dogs and has her own dog cancer story to tell when I saw the page speaks of submitting photos for the 2009 calendar. I'm glad I found the blog, so I can show her the correct version now :) I think what you're doing is awesome!