2013 Canine Cancer Calendar Contestby Karyn Zoldan on Jul. 07, 2012, under Animal Events, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
The annual 2 Million Dogs’ Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down Calendar contest has begun. Entries can be made until midnight, EDT, July 27. Hurry and enter now. What to send and where? Send a high resolution digital photo of your dog and his or her story (about 150 words) to Erich at email@example.com. Make sure the photo is a minimum of 500kb. As entries arrive, they will be posted to the 2 Million Dogs blog so you can have plenty of time to meet all the contestants.
Immortalize your canine cancer hero in two special ways:
Should you win, your dog’s photo and story will provide inspiration for an entire month, and the top 13 winners will choose which cutting-edge canine cancer research project this year’s proceeds will fund. (See details below.)
Who can enter? Any dog who currently has or has had cancer (living or passed) can be entered, including dogs who have been entered before. Yes, you can enter more than one dog. Entering your dog(s) is free and easy.
How to vote? On July 11, a link will be posted on the blog where you can cast your votes for your favorite dogs. All the dogs’ stories and photos will be available to view. 1 dollar = 1 vote. The 13 dogs with the most votes win places on this year’s calendar.
Where do the voting dollars go? This year the proceeds from the Calendar will be dedicated to help fund a canine cancer study with The Broad Institute and the top 13 winners will decide which one of three studies to fund: osteosarcoma, lymphoma, or mast cell tumors. Your votes will have a direct and lasting impact on canine cancer research.
What makes the 2 Million Dogs’ Calendar so special? One of 2 Million Dogs’ steadfast goals has always been education about canine cancer and comparative oncology. And one of the best ways to do this is through your stories and photos, which genuinely inspire and encourage so many others.
Helping fund cutting-edge canine cancer research is another one of our calendar’s vital objectives. This year we’re working with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Why Broad? Because their researchers gain insights into cancers that affect both dogs and people. Because, cancer touches. everyone.
What makes the calendars unique? Not only do the winners pick their special months, but every dog entered has his or her photo in the calendar. No one gets left behind. There’s a whole section of gallery photos dedicated to all the dogs entered that year. Last year’s winners are also featured. The calendar includes not only people holidays but dozens of special dog holidays like: National Puppy Day, Pet Theft Awareness Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, World Animal Remembrance Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month, etc.
Calendars are truly one-of-a-kind keepsakes.
Here’s looking forward to all this year’s entries and, through your participation, funding vital canine cancer research through The Broad Institute. Come join in, enter your dog, vote for your favorites, and help make a difference. Directly support critical canine cancer research.
To learn more about the ground-breaking research The Broad Institute is doing, follow this link.
For all the details on the calendar, how to enter and how to vote, please click this link.
Here’s another touching video.
Tucson Tails often wonders why dogs get cancer. Is it the food & treats, the vaccinations, the flee & tick medications, the heartworm medications. Are dogs exposed to too many pesticides and toxins?
(Photo is courtesy of Michelle Caillet, The Greyt Escape in Tucson. This is her greyhound Opa who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Opa celebrated her 8th birthday in May. She doesn’t know she’s a tripod because life is as joyous as ever. Her story will be featured next month.)