Cancer walk

You and your pet can help animal cancer research

Come walk your dog—or cat—and help raise funds for treating animals with cancer at the School of Veterinary Medicine’s second annual Pettrek on Sunday, September 22.

The one- and three-mile walks will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the veterinary school’s North Grafton campus. Pets must be on a leash or in carriers, and dogs and cats are required to have a current rabies vaccination.

This is a fun event for the entire family. Water stations will be provided for people and their pets, and there will be raffles, gifts and snacks.

Proceeds from the walk will be used to fund several cancer treatment and research projects being done at the Harrington Oncology Program at the School of Veterinary Medicine. The oncology program provides cutting-edge care to pets with cancer, while developing new treatments for animal cancer and gathering data that may be helpful in treating both animal and human cancer patients.

The first Pettrek last year raised more than $10,000.

For more information, contact Nancy Thompson at (508) 839-5395, ext. 84627 or e-mail her at Or you can visit the Pettrek web site at, where you can download a sponsor sheet to obtain pledges for your walk.