Registration has now begun for The Canines-N-Kids Foundation’s fourth annual Two by Four Race Against Childhood and Canine Cancer. Because of the hazards surrounding group gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, this fundraising event will be held virtually this year. Participants can register [HERE] to run/walk alone or with a four-legged friend – and should complete their one-mile trek anytime between Saturday, September 12 and Monday, October 12.
For an entry fee of $25, each human/canine fundraising team will receive a t-shirt (mailed after the race), a bandana (if participating with a pup) and a printable race bib. Participants can register online to become a fundraiser, start a team, walk their dog and upload photos to the CNK website. All net proceeds will support cutting-edge research into the similar kinds of cancers that affect both canines and kids.
The race period will begin in September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and end in mid-October. This month-long format will give two- and four-legged athletes a way to “Crush Cancer at Both Ends of the Leash” while helping fund a worthy cause. Plus, participants can take part in the race anywhere - on the treadmill, on vacation or around the neighborhood – during a time that is most convenient to them. The event will feature prizes and medals, and is open to all runners and walkers who want to help find a cure for childhood and canine cancers.
Hosting this event during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is yet another way to raise awareness of the fact that cancer is the leading cause of disease-related childhood death in the US and also claims the lives of 47 percent of dogs. Kids and dogs develop similar and even the same caners, such as brain cancer, osteosarcoma, lymphoma and leukemia. The problems inherent in designing and implementing pediatric oncology clinical trials, coupled with scant resources, makes finding a cure difficult for both. This is why the Canines and Kids Foundation exists – to help find a cure to the devastating cancers that both develop, by advancing comparative oncology, the study of similar cancers.
SO, lace up your sneakers; grab your leash and your pup, and register today for this fun run or jog that will raise funds for a great cause!