NEW PUPPYUP MADISON 2017 WEB SITE COMING SOON!
Registration Opens - November 2016!
Our PuppyUp Madison team is hard at work on the
NEW and IMPROVED
PuppyUp Madison 2017 Web Site!
Watch for additional details on how to participate, register, volunteer, donate or become a sponsor for our 4th Annual PuppyUp Madison walk held on
Sunday, May 7, 2017
McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg!
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, over 1100 humans and 700 pups converged upon McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg, WI to celebrate our heroes, honor our survivors, and remember those lives who have been lost to canine and human cancer.
To our 1100 participants, 83 teams, 55 sponsors, and hundreds of donors, we send PAWS of thanks to each of you who helped raise another national record of over $131,000.00 to further the study of comparative oncology.
Congratulations to our top PuppyUp Madison top fundraisers!
Top Individual Fundraisers
1st place Patricia McConnell $3,238.00
2nd place Erin Haroldson $2,695.00
3rd place Lana Chute $2,625.00
Top Team Fundraisers
1st place Pet Pals $8,054.00
2nd place All Pets $5,296.00
3rd place Team Gobi $4,590.00
Spirit of Madison Award
"For Extraordinary Efforts in Helping Others and Strengthening the Human Canine Bond"
Canine Cancer Hero
"Blue" De Christina
Human Cancer Hero
Paws of Thanks to our entire Puppy Up Madison 2016 Organizing Committee for their countless hours, days, weeks and months of compassion, drive, and determination to help those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Ann Lippincott, Lana Chute, Melanie Taylor - Co-Chairs
Sam Taylor, Vicki Nussbaum, Mary Ann Francis
Callie Strouf, Jennifer Schleicher
Dr. Linda Sullivan
Dr. Kai Shiu, Beth Viney
Sponsorship or Vendor Inquiries
Many have provided support, sponsorship, participation and the ultimate act of kindness in teaming with us to raise awareness, funds, and continue education in the study of comparative oncology, and the links between canine and human cancer. And for this, we are eternally grateful.
Your Generosity=Our Success
Because of your efforts in 2015, the PuppyUp Foundation to award a $96,000 grant to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of stereotactic radiation for dogs with bone cancer (osteosarcoma, a cancer that affects dogs and children).
The foundation also awarded $100,000 to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in collaboration with Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California - Davis. This funding will be used to study NK Cell Therapy for dogs with osteosarcoma. Natural killer cell immunotherapy uses a subset of the dog's own immune system that is highly effective at killing cancer.
For more information on the grants that have been funded, click here.
Now more than ever, we must continue the fight and support those with cancer, honor the friends we have lost, and walk for those we can help.
Please PuppyUp against cancer and join us in our efforts.
The PuppyUp Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization (tax id # 47-2319212).