Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pet Valu Holds Third Annual Come Clean for Cancer Fundraiser

The pet retailer has raised over $22,000 for the Animal Cancer Foundation since 2014

PHILADELPHIA (May 6, 2016) ­ Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of premium pet food, treats, toys and accessories, will be donating all proceeds from its self-serve dog-wash stations to the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) on May 14-15. The fundraiser, Come Clean for Cancer, will be held at all Pet Valu locations across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest that have dog-wash stations. ACF develops and supports research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer for people and pets.

“We’re thrilled to have Pet Valu as a partner in pet cancer awareness and the funds they help raise are important to our cause,” said Barbara Cohen, Executive Director, Animal Cancer Foundation. “The money raised through Come Clean for Cancer helps ACF fulfill its mission to support comparative oncology research, uniting veterinary and human cancer researchers to find new, more effective treatments for both pets and people."

Since 2014, Pet Valu’s Come Clean for Cancer fundraiser has raised over $22,000 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 with our third annual Come Clean for Cancer fundraiser,” said Joe Dent, vice president and U.S. general manager for Pet Valu. “Cancer can play such an active role in our lives and it is important to be fully aware of this problem not only for us, but also for our pets.”

Pet Valu provides all the supplies needed at its self-serve dog-wash stations. Amenities at each station include shampoo, towel service, an apron, treats, professional high velocity dryers and an elevated tub with easy access steps. The self-serve dog washes are open during store hours. Each dog wash costs $10 with 100% of the proceeds going to ACF.

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About Pet Valu
Pet Valu is a specialty retailer of premium pet food, treats, toys and accessories. Their pet friendly stores offer over 7,000 products including holistic and premium brands of pet foods and treats as well as a wide selection of essential and innovative pet supplies to suit every budget. Chain-wide, Pet Valu is dedicated to helping local pets in need and by partnering with local shelters, rescues and charities through national donation drives and fundraising campaigns. Pet Valu employees are Pet Experts and pet lovers, too.

About Animal Cancer Foundation
Animal Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding research in and increasing public awareness of comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in human beings and companion animals. Founded by Gerald S. Post, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) in October 1999, ACF is based in Norwalk, CT. ACF Comparative Oncology Grant Awards focus on investigations of research that expand current or create novel research models with an emphasis on near-term veterinary and human patient benefit and/or results that justify more significant funding from government or other biomedical research organizations.

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