When you or someone you love is dealing with a cancer diagnosis most people start making lists - lists of questions to ask your doctors, care team, co-workers, household needs; staying organized gives you a sense of control - when your life is spiraling out of control. You discuss how you’re going to care for your children, your spouse or partner, your home - but often times we forget about who's going to care for our furry family member(s) - you may be in the hospital for days, treatments that leave you tired and weak, and feeding your pet, making sure your pet gets outdoors - is a real concern. Pet expenses can become a huge burden and no one should have to consider giving up their beloved pet because they cannot afford to care for them. The love and companionship pets bring us is immeasurable.
CancerCare's latest initiative is incredible - it’s called - the Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program. Providing financial assistance to people who own a cat or dog and are in active cancer treatment to offset expenses, including pet food; pet walking/sitting; boarding fees; veterinarian expenses including vaccinations.
We know the love and support that a pet brings into the lives of people with cancer and their loved ones. Caring for your pet when you have cancer can be challenging. The PAW program assists people living with cancer, care for their pets during the emotional, physical and financial challenges of cancer treatment.
Hear what Katie Couric has to say about the importance of the PAW Program for people coping with cancer
We’re so proud to support CancerCare and on this World Cancer Day that, we are donating 40% of our proceeds to their PAW program. Learn more about the program here.