Thank you for your
interest in our 2016 Smiling Blue Skies Walk for Canine Cancer in Calgary.
In 2015, we raised over
$25,000.00 through online and direct donations, for the study of new cancer diagnostics and treatments for all companion animals through Pet
Trust at the Ontario Veterinary College. Not only will our pets benefit
from this contribution, but also the knowledge gained will be shared
with human research, for the good of us all.
Let's reach beyond the bluest skies, to the brightest
stars, on behalf of the OVC Pet Trust - Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund. The OVC Pet Trust is a fund devoted to
providing financial assistance for the advancement of health, health care, and
quality of life, for companion animals. More
than 120 studies into naturally occurring diseases affecting companion animals
have been carried out with Pet Trust funds.
To date, Pet Trust funds have been used for many
special projects, including, investigations into common health problems, the
development of new diagnostics and therapeutic techniques, studies involving
the human-animal bond and animal behaviour, and the upgrading of the Small
Animal Clinic's Intensive Care Unit. Receipts for tax credit purposes, are
issued for all contributions to OVC's programs, under the University of
Guelph's charitable status number.
Cancer is the most frequent cause
of death in dogs. This is a truly frightening thought. It is a burden that we all share. In loving
our dogs, whether pure breeds or mixed breeds, we want the very best for them,
in health, and in sickness. Every dollar
donated to The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund supports OVC's quest to find more
and better ways to deal with and understand this terrible disease.
Thanks to you, we are making a
difference. It has been said, that if we could hang all of our sorrows on pegs,
and were allowed to choose those we liked best, every one of us would take back
their own, for all the rest would seem even more difficult to bear. Please help
us to help our animal companions, and change the punch line of the cruel joke
we call Cancer.