Thank you for your interest in our Toronto Community events that benefit The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
Here's what's coming up:
We are very excited to announce that Storm the Weather dog's great pal, Anthony Farnell, Chief Meterologist for Global News, will be our Art Auction and Raffle Host again this year.
For more information, visit us at our Facebook event!
Thank you so much for your support of The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund and The Smiling Blue Skies Fund for Innovative Cancer Research. Since the spring of 2001, we have been supporting OVC Pet Trust's quest to find more and better ways to deal with and understand the complex and devastating disease of cancer.
Thanks to special people like you, to date, we have raised over $1.8 million!!
OVC Pet Trust raises funds 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.
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 programmes, 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. In an independent survey conducted by the Golden Retriever Club of America, it was determined that over sixty per cent of Goldens die from cancer. As one breeder pointed out, if you have Golden Retrievers, you have had, have now, or will have a Golden with cancer. 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.
We have been told, that in sharing Blues' story, we have helped to raise awareness of OVC Pet Trust and OVC's fight against cancer. 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.
The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund is in loving memory of our beautiful Blues Man, who taught us the true meaning of being a show dog. He showed us how to live, love, laugh, and learn.