Even canines help sniff out a cure for cancer by joining fundraising bid

Bilton Vets, today staged a Pink Day, in support of a Breast Cancer Charity.
Bilton Vets, today staged a Pink Day, in support of a Breast Cancer Charity.
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GOING pink at Bilton Veterinary Centre helped raise £200 for charity.

The money will go towards finding a cure for breast cancer via the Wear it Pink charity. The organisation is currently supporting 101 research projects worth over £17.2m in 34 centres of excellence across the UK and Ireland.

Claire Gardener, of Bilton Veterinary Centre, said: “We had a great fun dressing up on the day and even handed out pink bandanas to all dogs visiting the centre. We also donated 50 pence to breast cancer research from every consultation and operation we did.

“Thanks to a raffle and cake sale we managed to raise £200. We host a charity event every year - last year’s was a Macmillan coffee morning and this year we chose to host another Wear it Pink day.”

According to the charity, the money raised in the past has helped fund projects like that of Dr Janine Erler. She found that preventing a molecule called LOXL-2 from working can stop breast cancer cells spreading to other parts of the body. The discovery could ultimately lead to new treatments and improve the chances of survival for thousands more people.