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Tradewinds Park to host K9 cancer research walk on Sunday

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By EyesOnNews.com Staff – Coconut Creek – This coming Sunday hundreds of people and their pet dogs will be walking to raise awareness and money for canine cancer research.  Here’s the information:

The South Florida K9 Cancer Walk is an initiative of the Morris Animal Foundation to raise money for canine cancer research.  Dr. Stephanie Correa, a Fort Lauderdale-based veterinary oncologist that runs the Animal Cancer Care Clinic, is the featured speaker and hundreds of people will be walking to help put the foundation over the $1 million mark in cancer fundraising.

Dr. Correa is a board-certified veterinary oncologist with more than two decades practical experience.  She has diagnosed and treated more than 20,000 patients during her career and is the founder of Animal Cancer Care Clinic (www.animalcancercareclinic.com).  With its main hospital in Fort Lauderdale and five clinics from Melbourne to South Miami, it is one of the very few treatment centers in the United States dedicated exclusively to fighting cancer in pets.

She will be speaking about the importance of early cancer detection, what warning signs dog owners should be aware of, and how an early diagnosis significantly affects treatment options.

Dr. Correa is also a Palm Beach Post columnist and a strong proponent of ‘one medicine,’ where both humans and animals benefit from the same cancer treatments, drugs, research, applications, and discoveries.   

 Proceeds from the walk benefit the Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit that invests in science that advances veterinary care for dogs.  The organization expects to surpass the $1 million mark in its fundraising for cancer research during the South Florida event. 

WHEN:               Sunday, January 26, 2014

9:00 a.m. (registration)

10:00 a.m. (opening ceremony & walk)

WHERE:           Tradewinds Park

3600 W. Sample Road

Coconut Creek, FL