Since its inception in the spring of 2001, The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund has raised over $1.7 million. 100% of these funds have been used to support OVC Pet Trust’s quest to find more and better ways to deal with and understand the complex and devastating disease of cancer. Not only will our pets benefit from this contribution, but also the knowledge gained will be shared with human research, for the good of us all.
Founder, Suzi Beber started the fund in memory of her beloved Golden Retriver service dog, Blues, when he died from lymphoma. Cancer is the most frequent cause of death in dogs. This is a truly frightening thought. It is a burden that we all share. In loving our dogs, whether pure breeds or mixed breeds, we want the very best for them, in health, and in sickness.
Annually, local volunteer run events called the Smiling Blue Skies Walks for Canine Cancer take place across Canada to raise funds and awareness.
The OVC and OVC Pet Trust Team thanks Suzi and the amazing team of dedicated volunteers for their commitment and determination in helping to change the face of animal and human cancers.
To learn how you can join or organize a walk in your area please visit the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund website or contact the OVC Pet Trust team.
Read the 2016 Smiling Blue Skies Update Report.