Sunday, April 30
, 2017 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) celebrated Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital, 170 Rye Street, Rye, New York as Grand Champions, Meadow Veterinary Hospital, 1600 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York, as top fundraising team, and Sian Nimkoff of Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, 53 Redding Road, Redding, Connecticut, as top individual fundraiser, during the 4th Annual ACF Veterinary Challenge at Chelsea Piers - CT, Stamford, Connecticut held Sunday, April 30, 2017. The event supports Animal Cancer Foundation's mission to increase awareness of pet cancer and to fund comparative oncology research. The ACF Veterinary Challenge is a unique fundraising campaign that unites veterinary professionals with their local communities to honor beloved pets fighting or lost to cancer. The event also highlights the importance of comparative oncology, the study of naturally-occurring cancers in pets and the similarities to cancers in people to find cures for all.
One hundred veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary support staff organized in teams representing Connecticut and Westchester, New York area veterinary hospitals competed in physical and mental challenges to raise funds for research. Teams from Broad River Animal Hospital, Bull's Head Pet Hospital, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, High Ridge Animal Hospital, Meadow Veterinary Hospital, Mount Kisco Veterinary Clinic, Newtown Veterinary Specialists, Norwalk Animal Hospital, Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospitall, South Wilton Veterinary Group, VCA Shoreline VREC, The Veterinary Cancer Center and Veterinary Emergency Group volunteered their free time to take part in the competition emceed by Q104.3 DJ and animal advocate Maria Milito and attended the awards ceremony immediately following competition. Over thirty local area residents volunteered their time to make the event a success.
IDEXX Laboratories (platinum) and PetValu-US (gold), lead corporate sponsors for the event, so that 100% of the funds raised by the competitors could go directly to research.
Join the conversation and view the photo album of the event: https://www.facebook.com/ACFVeterinaryChallenge?ref=hl
Next year's competition will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018.