As you know, if you've been following along, I love Morris Animal Foundation. (We had such a fun time at their annual gala last year.) You also might remember that I pledged to donate a portion of the profits on the sale of Rescue Me, Maybe to MAF, and I've extended that pledge for this year as well.
Today I wanted to write about some ways, besides buying Rescue Me, Maybe, that you can put the fun in FUNding and help MAF raise money for canine cancer research.
Join a Walk!
Each year, MAF holds K9 Cancer Walks to raise funds for research. You can check out the remaining events for this year (all in CA or TN) here. The hubs and I went with Abby to the San Diego walk back in 2011. I blogged about it here, and got all of 1 comment, so since most of you weren't around back then, I'm recycling some pics!
|The crowd of walkers; it was a lovely day|
|Abby, the 3-legged wonder, insisted on leading everypawdy!|
|Our familial unit at the walk|
|"Look at all my fun swag!"|
Enter a Contest! Do you get catalogs from Orvis? Well, if you do, you've probably seen their Cover Dog Contest - and the great thing about the contest is that folks pay $1/vote and the money all goes to MAF's canine cancer research.
As of last year, the Orvis contest has raised over $900,000 so hopefully they'll hit $1 million this year. MAF has used the funds to develop early cancer-detection tests and more effective chemo protocols for dogs. They also helped fund 150 canine cancer studies at 28 colleges. MAF has also committed to funding the groundbreaking Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which you can read about on Peggy's blog today.
We entered this pic of Abby a few years back, and came in 3rd place (out of about 2000 entries) for "most unique number of voters". (And that entry in the contest was the reason they invited us to go to their gala for free this year! Major bonus!)
|How did this gorgeous girl not end up in the catalog??|
For some added contest fun, check out this video with the "Most Interesting Man in the World" trying to convince his dog, Willy, to enter the contest. Cute!
Thanks for reading, and hope you'll join the hop!