Canines-n-Kids used Reminderband wristbands as a giveaway to participants at their “Paws for a Cure Summit” last summer in Washington, DC, and at their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” in October of 2017, in Brambleton, VA.
Man’s Best Friend Is A Kid’s Best Friend in Cancer
Most people don’t realize that both children and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia.
Canines-N-Kids Foundation states: “16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year. With only three new kids’ cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs; only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology. Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer. 50% of all dogs over the age of ten die from their disease and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.”
Through treating cancer in dogs, we can better learn how to help children with those same cancers. A cure for one aids in curing the other.
Learn more about a kids’ best friend in cancer and about efforts to raise awareness and funds at www.caninesnkids.org.
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