Smiling Blue Skies - Woof-fit Beach Walk and Breakfast - Tofino 2017— June
The Second Annual
“Woof-fit Tofino” for Dogs and Their People, will take place on June 18th,
2017, on spectacular North Chesterman Beach, in beautiful Tofino, British
Columbia. Come join us for a terrific session of DOGA, thanks to “Coastal
Bliss Yoga’s” Laura Heininger, and then we are off for a beautiful walk, topped
off with an amazing breakfast, prepared by the kitchen brigade of “The
Funds raised at this
very special event will benefit The Smiling Blue Skies ® Cancer Fund, part of
the University of Guelph’s Veterinary College and Teaching Hospital Pet Trust.
Since the spring of
2001, The Smiling Blue Skies ® Cancer Fund has been supporting OVC Pet Trust’s
quest to find more and and better ways to deal with the devastating disease
that is cancer, and together, we have raised nearly $1.8 million!!
Right now, you are
helping to fund EIGHT canine oncology studies and SIX oncology-related studies,
including: Evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of standard-of-care
therapy, with or without adjuvant rapamycin administration in dogs with
osteosarcoma; Non-invasive detection and quantification of circulating
tumour cells in dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma; Identification of
response to chemotherapy in relapsed canine lymphoma patients; Evaluation
of sentinel lymph nodes in dogs with oral tumours; Analysis of cytokines
in dogs with osteosarcoma treated with amputation, radiation and/or
chemotherapy; MicroRNA profiling for diagnosis and prognosis in canine
multi-centric lymphoma; Prognostication of canine T-cell lymphoma;
and an acute myeloid leukemia study. You are also supporting the
Clinical Trials Coordinator position at OVC. Because of this work, we are
able to keep front line specialists and referring veterinarians informed with
the latest information about new and ongoing cancer studies, and continually
improve communication, outreach and awareness, always focusing on finding
solutions to cancer. You also helped fund the very first Hemangiosarcoma
Validation Study and North America’s first Cancer Registry for Companion
To top it off, the Companion Animal
Tumour Sample Bank successfully registered with British Columbia’s Biobank
Resource Centre: Canadian Tissue Repository Network. This takes our
work beyond our borders to the international level!
Smiling Blue Skies
offers 24/7 support to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
It does not matter where you live!
Thank you to all the
heroes out there, whether all grown up or “reaching tall,” all giants in our
eyes, who are helping to take a bite out of cancer on behalf of the precious
pets and people in our lives.
Come celebrate the
human animal bond with us! There will be something for everyone,
including a “Kids Zone!” We have an exciting art project planned!
Registration will begin
at 9:00 a.m., and activities will begin at 10:00 a.m.
For details, please check out our Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/WoofFitMiniTriathlon/ and please visit www.smilingblueskies.com and please visit Tourism Tofino at http://www.tourismtofino.com/tofino-today/events
Long live blue skies, where hope is a kite and dreams really do come true.