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Morris Animal Foundation Featured on NASCAR Racecar to Raise Awareness of Pet Cancer
Date:10/17/2007

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Morris Animal Foundation is dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals. The Foundation launched a five-year, $30-million global campaign to cure canine cancer in April of this year. Pets Best Insurance has pledged one million dollars towards this goal to help fund clinical trials to develop treatments to help dogs suffering from cancer now, as well as fund genetic, environmental and other studies to find cures. World-renowned scientists and cancer specialists agree that this MAF-led effort will not only save countless dogs from suffering and premature death, but should also help produce breakthroughs in the prevention, treatment, and cures of human cancers -- in particular, childhood cancers.

Pets Best announced that the Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Campaign will be featured on the hood of the Pets Best #61 ShelterBest, Racing to Save Pets NASCAR. The Toyota All Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway (Near Los Angeles) Saturday, October 20, 2007 is the biggest and most important race of the year for the NASCAR Grand National Series. There will be over 20,000 race fans at the track and over 125 million television viewers at home.

Pets Best Insurance and the Morris Animal Foundation have a shared and immediate goal to collaborate on programs to educate pet parents about how to detect cancer, expand treatment options and find a cure for cancer. "Cancer is a terrible problem for all dogs -- YOUR DOG -- one in four dogs die of cancer. 60% of Golden Retriever's die of cancer. Morris Animal Foundation, with the help of great companies like Pets Best is working to cure canine cancer and help treat dogs that have the disease -- and the very same treatments that are helping dogs are helping human cancer patients," stated Michael Burke, vice president of the Morris Animal Foundation.

To support pet families and encourage more cancer care and treatments, Pets Best has teamed u
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