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About Kodi's Paw-a-thon

Kodi's Paw-a-thon on Sunday, 23 May 2021 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.

Kodis Paw-a-thon consists of 4 events:

1. 3k Cancer survivor/supporter run/walk - is for humans and 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. 10k Run - not pet friendly.

4. 40m Doggie Dash - that will be run in lanes. The owner will have their dog on short lead.

This will consist of heats, semifinals and a final,(dependant on numbers.)

Entries for this events alone may also be purchased on the day.


Date: May 23rd 2021

Time: 9am Start - See schedule for further details


Location: Riverside Park, Maribyrnong River, Essendon


Address: The Boulevard, Essendon West

(Next to the Pirate ship playground, opposite Poyntons Nursery)












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 organsitions. 



The Miracle Dogs Journey

Kodi has had a challenging life journey when it comes to his health. His vet file is one of the thickest at his vets. 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, after diet changes, 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, 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 is now an assistance dog to Kodis 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.

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