ACVIM Foundation Receives Largest Private Donation in History to Support Chase Away K9 Cancer Grant!

July 2007

Through her efforts at local DockDog ( events and thanks to the largest private donation ever received by the Foundation, this fund has grown to over $63,000!! Last month, Foundation staffers Heather Ratynski and Paula Mejia were pleased to FINALLY meet Cera Reusser, the force behind the Chase Away K9 Cancer Campaign, in Seattle, WA. Much to their surprise, Ms. Reusser presented the Foundation with a $50,000 check from Penny Knight, wife of Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, Inc. Ms. Knight has also lost two beloved dogs, Otto and Bogey, to cancer and wants to support our investigative efforts. The gratitude the Foundation feels toward Ms. Reusser and Ms. Knight cannot be expressed and showcases the power of one person with a passion to make a difference. So far this campaign has raised more than $63,000 for canine cancer studies.

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