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5k for K-9 Cancer

5th Annual 5k for K-9 Cancer Run/Walk

Run or walk with or without your dog at our New Location!
McNamara Park

7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00am Registration •••• 10:00am 5k Run; 10:30am 5k & 1M Walk

Fifth Annual 5k for K-9 Cancer Run/Walk

The purpose of this 5k for K-9 Cancer event is to educate and raise awareness for canine cancer and raise funds for The MedVet Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization that is focused on supporting community outreach, continuing veterinary education, funding clinical research, and supporting the medical care of working dogs. Our goal is to raise $40,000.00+, all of which is earmarked for the clinical investigation of the diagnosis and treatment of canine cancer. This year proceeds go towards Stereotactic Radiation Therapy treatments and patient support.

The idea for the event was formulated after Hilary Seif, a current Otterbein employee and dog owner, lost her Golden Retriever, Newman, to cancer in the summer of 2013. Canine Cancer affects one out of every three dogs. Of those, over half of them will die. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. The warning signs of cancer in dogs are very similar to that in people. A lump or a bump, a wound that doesn’t heal, any kind of swelling, enlarged lymph nodes, a lameness or swelling in the bone, abnormal bleeding. Those are all classic signs. But sometimes there are little or no signs, at least early on. In order to elevate the public’s level of awareness on canine cancer, educational materials will be distributed, informational presentations will be given.

In addition to the 5k run/walk, there will be a 1 mile run/walk, 50/50 raffle; a silent auction, and dog/pet-related vendors. Race awards will be given to the top three male and female runners only. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

With the help of Otterbein University’s Sport Management Event Planning and Sport Marketing classes, volunteers, 5k participants, and you, we can all make this an event that will bring dog lovers together and raise funds and awareness for a worthy cause.

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/ Event Contact

e/ 5kk9cancer@otterbein.edu

Teri Walter, Course Instructor
p/ 614.823.3512
e/ twalter@otterbein.edu

Hilary Seif
p/ 614.203.6098
e/ hseif@otterbein.edu

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