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Making a Difference: One Paw Print at a Time

By Julie Nettifee

The Comparative Medicine Institute’s One Medicine Fund has been chosen as the recipient of Andy’s Army 2017 donation to continue the fight against cancers in our canine companions and for comparative studies in Oncology. We are excited to be chosen again as partners for this generous donation!

In 2017, Andy’s Army held numerous fundraising events including a Walk Against Canine Cancer, photos with Santa and other holiday events – all in efforts to impact the 3-R’s, “relishing the dogs that are in our lives today, remembering those that have been lost, and re-dedicating to be warriors in the fight against cancer.”

The CMI is honored to be the recipient of funding for osteosarcoma research-related projects. In 2016, the CMI funded a pilot project supported by Andy’s Army, under the direction of Dr. Marije Risselada. The CMI “One Medicine Fund” is administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. One step, one dollar, one difference for pets and people facing devastating cancers such as osteosarcoma. Andy’s Army is truly helping the CMI to provide valuable funding for interdisciplinary research in this critical area of need.

More information and photos of many of the events and supporters can be found on the Organization’s facebook page:

Every dollar can help to make a difference and all donations are tax-deductible. For more information or to learn how you can be a part of these efforts, email Julie Nettifee, CMI Program Associate,