Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of premium pet food, treats, toys and accessories, donated all proceeds from its dog-wash stations to the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) on May 14-15. The fundraiser, Come Clean for Cancer, was held at all Pet Valu locations across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. ACF supports comparative oncology research focused on the biologic and genetic similarities of cancer in pets and people that will expedite therapeutic and preventive benefits for both.
“We’re thrilled to have Pet Valu as a partner in increasing pet cancer awareness,” said Barbara Cohen, executive director of ACF. “The funds raised through Come Clean for Cancer help ACF fulfill its mission to support comparative oncology research, uniting veterinary and human researchers to find new, more effective treatments for cancer affecting pets and people.”
Since 2014, Pet Valu’s Come Clean for Cancer fundraiser has raised over $55,000 for ACF. Pet Valu is a proud sponsor of ACF and its comparative oncology approach to finding a cure.
“We hope to increase public awareness of pet cancer and the hope of a cure made possible through comparative oncology,” said Joe Dent, vice president and U.S. general manager for Pet Valu. “Cancer is similar in pets and people and affects all our lives, so it’s important to inform the public about early detection and support efforts to find cures for both species.”