Central Bark has joined forces with Animal Cancer Foundation to host Unleash a Cure. This nationwide charitable partnership will build awareness and raise funds to fight canine cancer. We kicked it off in November during Pet Cancer Awareness Month. The year-long campaign will feature multiple fundraising activations across Central Bark’s nearly 40 locations.
Making a Difference
“We share a collective understanding that cancer is one of the most serious problems facing dogs and their owners,” said Bob Crawford, CEO of Central Bark. “Approximately 1-in-4 dogs will, at some stage in their life, develop tumors. Almost half of dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer. We’ve seen over 2 million dogs through our doors in our 20 years in business. Too many families are touched by the devastating effects of cancer. Now, through our national partnership with Animal Cancer Foundation, we’re going to make a difference. We’re funding more effective treatments and eventually we’ll find a cure.”
Unleash a Cure!
One of the biggest initiatives Central Bark is supporting is the multi-million-dollar Canine Cancer Genome Project (CCGP), sponsored by Blue Buffalo Foundation. Some of the most common cancers in dogs are also found in people. The CCGP is mapping those canine cancer genomes. They are placing that information into a public domain for researchers to access. This will deepen the understanding of these naturally occurring canine cancers and allow researchers to discover new treatments.
Central Bark and Animal Cancer Foundation
“Partnering with Central Bark is a natural fit,” said Animal Cancer Foundation Executive Director Barbara Cohen. “We both share a common understanding about the seriousness of canine cancer. We are finding a cure. To kick off this partnership, Central Bark has already made a multi thousand-dollar donation to Animal Cancer Foundation. Now we’re working directly with their franchise owners. We’re actively building awareness and community support.”
To make fundraising as simple as possible, just stop by any Central Bark. All you need to do is scan a QR code in the lobby to donate. Each Central Bark website features an Animal Cancer Foundation donation footer. Many Central Bark locations will be participating in and hosting Pet Cancer Awareness Walks in November on the WoofTrax App. Anyone can walk from anywhere at any time throughout November to raise funds for Animal Cancer Foundation. Additional activations across the Central Bark system will occur over the next 12 months.
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