We want to extend our appreciation to ALL of you who have generously donated to help our program support! We have raised over $3000 in the past month in honor of Mike and Jamey Yeric's wedding and the Arkansas Gives donation day April 6th. We are so grateful to have friends and family to help us along in our endeavors to help cancer detection.. Research that will one day change our statistics on fighting cancer!
Things are moving along nicely. Bella, Chester, Lola, Pippy, and Tucker are back on track and doing great : ) All anxious to continue on... Knox and Lady are still under evaluation as they work hard to make the cut.
Don't forget to monitor our Facebook and Instagram pages for updated videos and pictures! As always, if you think you have a good candidate for the study, email us!
Dogs must not be older than 3-4yrs of age and in good physical health. Think your dog will do anything for a tennis ball? He/She probably has a great "ball drive". Does your dog search and search until he/she finally finds what you threw? They probably have a good "work drive". Do you sit at home and constantly think to yourself, "this dog never stops..."? Bring them up for an evaluation!
So, this week we have some exciting news...WE'RE MOVING!!! We have found a new training facility for our canine cancer detection program! We will be moving our dog training to the new facility soon. We are very excited about the move and cannot wait to begin training again . As you know, training dogs takes a lot of time, so we will be begin with getting the dogs acclimated to the new facility, then move forward from there. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made this move possible. Pictures to come soon!
Hey Frankie followers! Since this is our first blog post, you'll have to bear with us. After hitting a few bumps in the road, we're finally back up and running. Here's what we've been up to lately...
May 12th- The team traveled to Hot Springs Village for the Ouachita Speaker Series. Canines, Bella and Tucker, represented the four legged team while sporting their new Human Cancers Service dog vests. Dr. Ferrando gave a presentation explaining the importance of canine detection of human cancers. After the presentation, the dogs gave a demonstration working around the scent wheel. Many of the audience members were interactive and asked great questions. Of course, the dogs were the stars of the show. Everyone was impressed by their abilities and enjoyed petting them. Thanks to everyone's support at Hot Springs Village for helping set up the presentation.
May 17th- We traveled down to Benton for a presentation at Angie Grant Elementary School. Canines Bella and Tucker were out in full force greeting the kids and teaching them how to properly approach a dog. We also taught the kids about the dogs amazing sniffing capabilities. The kids loved meeting and petting the dogs. After a couple of demonstrations, there was a short question and answer session. Thanks to everyone at Angie Grant elementary for having the team out there.
This week we've been focusing on collecting more samples from our subjects. We've also been working with sponsors to raise funds. If any of you all have fundraising ideas, please contact us and let us know what you're thinking. Stay tuned for future posts on the Canine Detection of Human Cancer program.