Thank you for your interest in our
2019 Smiling Blue Skies Walk for Canine Cancer in Calgary.
In 2018, we raised just under $26,000 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
The OVC Pet Trust - Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund 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. Since 2010, our small Calgary
walk has raised an astounding $242,884.77 for The Smiling Blue
Skies Cancer Fund!
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. Please join
us in helping our animal companions, along with our human family and friends,
by taking a bite out of cancer.