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Benefiting Morris Animal Foundation

K9 Cancer Walk

Where science meets HOPE™

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Welcome to Mira's PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk Donation Page

Why I Participate

My parents noticed a bump on my head last December.  After two surgeries, I was diagnosed with a nasal carcinoma - rare for my breed (I'm a whippet) and my age...I just turned 7 this June.  We are fortunate to have the caring and knowledgeable Oncology team and Dr. Nathan Lee at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine so close by.  They have made it easy for me when I've had my CT scans and radiation treatments.  Though my cancer is terminal, I am hoping to beat the usual 6-8 months of life expectancy. 

Please help support Team UT and the Morris Animal Foundation with a donation or through your participation in this walk.  The research that donations like this fund will help advance the treatment options available to cancer patients, like me, and help increase the good days we have to spend.  Any amount is appreciated, though I am trying to match the walker registration fee of $30, if you can donate.  I look forward to spending time cuddling with my Daddy (my favorite person ever!), playing with my flying squirrel and stuffed rabbit and chasing my greyhound "sister", Penny, in the backyard.

P.S.  I completed my 4 weeks of radiation treatment at UT in June.  Though my tumor is not gone completely, it was greatly reduced in size.  I did lose a lot of my hair in the area treated, but it's in the process of growing back now.  My mom says that I am acting like a puppy again.  Race you to the finish line at the K9 Cancer Walk!

Thank you for helping me with this very important cause! 

Sloppy, wet kisses from Mira

Why I Support Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation supports science that makes the world a brighter place for animals and those who love them. As the global leader in animal health, Morris Animal Foundation provides funding that helps more species in more places than that of any other organization in the world.

I have signed up to walk and raise funds for Morris Animal Foundation. I hope you will consider joining my team and/or making a donation in support of my efforts.