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Thank you for your interest in our 2017 Smiling Blue Skies Walk for Canine Cancer in Calgary.

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In 2016, we raised just over $36,000.00 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. 

Golden RetrieverTo 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. Since 2010, our small Calgary walk has raised an astounding $193,184.20!

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.





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