Welcome to the home page for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation’s Chase Away K9 Cancer Website: a portal of hope, healing, action, and promise!
Like many worthwhile organizations, the Chase Away K9 Cancer campaign finds its beginnings at the end of a great love and loss. And, like a Phoenix rising from the depths of sorrow, works to provide new hope and promise for many, now and in the future.
Chase was a beautiful black Lab, who achieved the designation of AKC Master Hunter, and Elite Jumper status in DockDogs’ Big Air and NW Challenge Championship in 2005. She was a picture of good health and vitality until her “mom,” Cera Reusser, discovered a lump under her chin. It turned out to be nasal carcinoma. Even after the best possible care by a Board-certified veterinary oncologist it was too late to save Chase. She died three months shy of her seventh birthday. But her unfailing devotion to her family and her courage throughout her ordeal earned her the title of hero.
Propelled to action by the loss and determined to find a cure for this devastating disease, Cera set off on a mission to do all she could to help in this crucial battle. She decided that she could be a hero for Chase. Her efforts through fundraising and organizing have made a huge difference in the fight against canine cancer. Her example has helped many others to join in this valiant fight.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Cera and all of those heroes whose passion and commitment have made such a difference in the fight against canine cancers.
You too can Chase Away K9 Cancer and help us improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this terrible disease.
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