Puppy Up! Lake Norman is planning the fourth annual walk. This year the event will be held at Daveste Vineyards in Troutman on November, 5th from 10:30 – 1:30 pm. What better way to spend a fall Saturday!
Over the last three years the local community has provided support, sponsorship, participation and the ultimate act of kindness in teaming with the Puppy Up Foundation to raise awareness, funds, and continue education in the study of comparative oncology, and the links between canine and human cancer.
The Lake Norman community has held raise over $45,000 for the PuppyUp Foundation! And because of this generosity, in June, 2015, the PuppyUp Foundation awarded a $96,000 grant to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of stereotactic radiation for dogs with bone cancer (osteosarcoma, a cancer that affects dogs and children). The foundation also awarded $100,000 to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in collaboration with Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California – Davis. This funding will be used to study NK Cell Therapy for dogs with osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Natural killer cell immunotherapy uses a subset of the dog’s own immune system that is highly effective at killing cancer.
Registration starts at 10:30 am and opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 am with the walk immediately following. Goodie bags will be given out to the first 100 preregistered participants. A fun day of activities are planned: great music, have your photo taken with your pet, visit with our vendors and pizza from Pellegrino’s Trattoria. All those over 21 who cross the finish line receive a glass of wine or beer from Daveste Vineyards and pets will receive a pupcake compliments of Barks, Bones & Biscuits.
Our Grand Marshals for the event are Paula Wilson and Riley Clowers, both of Huntersville. Paula, a Breast Cancer survivor was diagnosed in 2006. She learned the value of early detection first hand as her cancer was caught at the earliest possible time. She runs every year in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Charlotte. Paula is an example of what can be done to stop cancer in its tracks.
Riley Clowers, a Shih Tzu owned by Joe and Suzanne Clowers, has been in remission from Lymphoma for 3 years. Riley underwent chemotherapy and radiation at Carolina Veterinary Specialist. Following treatment Riley’s vets at The Veterinary Hospital of Davidson have helped keep him healthy. Today, Riley lives the good life; prancing in the back yard, riding a jet ski, cuddling with humans and being a foodie.
Preregistration by November 3rd is $20 per person; free for kids 14 and under; kids must be accompanied by an adult. Registration the day of the walk is $25 per person.For more on the PuppyUp walk or to register, please visit this link or find out more on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PuppyUpLakeNorman.
SOURCE: PuppyUp Foundation
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