Cancer affects us all--family, friends, even our pets. One in four dogs and one in eight cats will develop a tumor in their lifetime, according to the University of California-Davis Veterinary Hospital, which makes cancer research in animals vital.
That's where Pink Paws for Life comes in.
"I was shocked to learn that this year alone 1.4 million animals will be diagnosed with cancer and only 25 percent of those are expected to survive," Reality TV star Linda Hogan, spokesperson for Pink Paws for Life said.
Pink Paws for Life is a non-profit organization which makes pet cancer a top priority with its fundraising walk, educational programs and community forums on furthering cancer research.
And you can have a direct impact on the lives on animals with Pink Paws for Life's Inaugural Walk right here in Philadelphia.
The five-mile walk will take place August 16 at 9 a.m. on MLK Drive in Fairmount Park.
More than 1,000 people are expected to participate, so this is sure to be a great event with entertainment and giveaways.
You can register to walk and/or donate to help those who can't speak for themselves--our loving pets.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the University of California-Davis Veterinary Hospital's Comparative Cancer Center.