The Albany Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation Presents

The 2nd Annual
Strut Your Mutt Canine ‘2K’
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Are you ready?! The Albany Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation is proud to present the second annual, “Strut Your Mutt, Canine ‘2K’ at the Crossings”, on Saturday, June 10th, 2017! Located at 580 Albany Shaker road, Loudonville, New York, the event will be a 2 kilometer walk or run (you go at your own speed), at the beautiful Crossings of Colonie, South Pavilion. Run or walk with your canine companion and dress up together to make this event more fun! Judging will occur at the end of the event for the best dressed canine/human team! The crazier the outfits the better! There will be food, vendors, raffle items, live music, a doggie (and human) treat table and Brought Into Focus Photography taking photos of the event! Check out and “like” our Facebook page for pictures from last year’s event!

Day of registration will begin at 8:30am with the walk/run to start at 9:30am. Pre-Registration costs $25 and will include a Strut Your Mutt event t-shirt! Early registration pricing good through May 21st, $30 through June 7. Shirt sizes not guaranteed after May 21. Day of registration is $35 and will include a t-shirt but the shirts will be limited. All participants who register will get a goody bag that includes a doggie bandana!

The Albany Chapter was created to help raise money for research, awareness of canine cancer and support and educate those who have bared the news of this horrible diagnosis. My name is Jennifer and my husband, Michael and daughter, Adelyn, lost our handsome Dogue de Bordeaux, Tuga to cancer June of 2015. On March 21st, 2015, we heard the words that we never wanted to hear from our veterinarian. He was diagnosed with aggressive metastatic liver cancer and was considered hospice care, given only weeks to live. At 5 years old, we struggled with the diagnosis of our “puppy”. His diagnosis changed our lives and we devoted our time and efforts in making him as comfortable and happy as possible. We cooked his meals every day, as he was always nauseas and kibble just wasn’t suiting his palate any longer. We gave him fish oil and other holistic therapies that included acupuncture. He was as vibrant as he was when he was 5 months old; which at times, gave us a sense of false hope. He lived through his 6th birthday and for a total of 3 months until one morning, he took a turn for the worse. Our plan for Tuga was to allow him to cross the rainbow bridge at home since he despised the vet office! But unfortunately, that was not how things worked out. In the end, he was surrounded by the family that adored him, including his human sister and canine sister, Moosha. Sadly, 10 months later, Moosha joined Tuga at the rainbow bridge when she passed away, after losing her own brief, one week battle with cancer. Michael and I began the local chapter in Tuga’s memory and continue to honor it with Moosha’s memory as well. We hope that one day, families will not have to bear the pain that we did, losing our “babies”.

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