The holidays are when many great pet events take place, and one of them is the Canine Cancer Awareness Pet Fair at Doctors dog park, Apopka. It’s sponsored by CenturyLink and EDCO, brought to you by the city of Apopka.
Chances are that you know someone who has cancer. Cancer really isn’t just one disease. The term is applied to a group of diseases in which cells grow out of control and invade and harm organs, bones, and tissues.
More than 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and more than 7 million people die every year from cancer. Sadly, there’s no overall cure for cancer, and the number of diagnoses of childhood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and brain tumors have been increasing every year in the United States.
The American Cancer Society was started to help those diagnosed with cancer and the loved ones of cancer victims. They provide all kinds of support and education, and they also fund important research that will hopefully discover a cure for the disease.
How can you help in the war against cancer? If you live in Central Florida, you can mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3, 2011. The city of Apopka will be holding its Canine Cancer Awareness Pet Fair at Doctor’s Dog Park, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until 2:00 p.m. All proceeds earned at the event will go to the American Cancer Society.
It’s important to note that dogs can get cancer, too, and the results are just as devastating for canines as it is for humans. Veterinarians will be on hand at the fair to discuss signs and symptoms of canine cancer, along with the latest in treatments.
This is a fun family activity that’s especially designed for dog owners and dog lovers. Bring your pooch – just make sure it’s on a leash. Enter one of the contests – for cutest dog, best trick, or best costume.
There will also be dog trainers, demonstrations, and vendors at the event. Santa Claus will be there, too, and you can have your dog’s picture made with the jolly old elf. If you want to be a vendor see the link below. Come out and have fun at the fair, and support a great cause at the same time!