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