Thank you to everyone who attended Kodi's Paw-a-thon's first event. It was a great success and a lot of fun.
For the first event, you all helped raise a generous $6416.20.
Thank you all once again!!!!!! woof love Kodi
Kodi's Paw-a-thon (next event is to be confirmed,) is raising funds for Cancer Council Victoria & Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.
The event seeks to promote fitness in both humans and dogs and to help support cancer research at the same time.
The association's charitable purpose is to advance health by contributing funds to cancer research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and/or management of illnesses and publishing the results of that research.
Kodis Paw-a-thon consists of 3 events:
1. 5k Pet Friendly run/walk
- For humans & their pet canine, on a short lead.
(You may enter the event if you do not have a dog.)
2. 5k run/walk - not pet friendly.
3. 50m Doggie Dash - Run in lanes.
(The owner will have their dog on a short 1m lead.)
- This will consist of heats, semifinals & a final.
Date: TBC - November 2021
Location: TBC Princes Park - Or Royal Park
Address: City of Melbourne
The Miracle Dogs Journey
Kodi has had a challenging life journey when it comes to his health. Thanks to his vet Frank at East St. Albans Vet Clinic, Kodi has been very well looked after. At age 1, Kodi was diagnosed with Seizures. For 9 months he experienced this. Whilst no specialist could understand what was happening, his mum conducted lots of research into treatment, remedies and a change of diet. 9 months later, it was a miracle....... Kodi has not had a seizure since.
Then.....Kodi was diagnosed with Mast Cell cancer in 2017 aged 8. He was given only 9 months to live. Again, with Franks' help, & after lots of research into treatment, remedies and a change of diet. After attending countless Veterinary & Oncology appointments, more than 20 surgeries, & multiple CT scans, we are lucky to still have Kodi with us today aged 12. Kodi now supports his mum, as she experiences cancer first hand.
In humans, cancer kills 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men. The incidence is almost equal in dogs, killing 50% of dogs over the age of 10 and 33% of those under. We would like to fundraise to contribute to both human and animal cancer research.
Who We Support...
KODI'S PAW-A-THON is supporting the Cancer Council Victoria & the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.
Both organisations, will receive 50% EACH.
Having Kodi, Kodis mum, family, and close friends experiencing cancer first hand, we would like to support these organisations.