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.