2nd Annual Canine Cancer Walk! Saturday Oct. 12th Registration :10:30-11:00am. Walk starts @ 11am & 11:30am All proceeds go to Sprecher Institute of Comparative Cancer Research Suggested Donation amount: $10 All dogs must be up to date on rabies vaccinations. All dogs must be well-behaved and leashed.
Can't make it to the event?! No problem! Check/cash donations can be sent to: Pre-Vet Club c/o Student Organization Center University of Connecticut Student Union, Room 218 2110 Hillside Road, U3061 Storrs, CT 06269-3061
Announcements: Dog Wash- A Big Thanks!
Thank you to those of you who brought your canine companions to our semi-annual dog wash! If it wasn't for your thoughtful donations, we would not be able to fund nearly as many trips and guest lecture presentations throughout the school year. The money raised at this dog wash is the major reason as to why we can send multiple members to the yearly National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. The Symposium proceeds at a different veterinary school in the United States every year. The funds raised at the dog wash makes the trip more affordable for college students and in the past, we have even sent a few students free of charge! So thank you for allowing our club to continue to educate pre-vet students on how to apply and successfully get into vet school- without you, there would be no club.
HuskyTHON!- What is it?!
For those of you who don't already know, HuskyTHON is a year long fundraising event at UConn that raises funds for Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT. It has now officially become the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Connecticut. The 18 hour dance marathon was on February 16-17 2013. Although our members are going to become vets and not human doctors, human and animal medicine are interrelated and it is important for both areas of expertise to unite under similar causes. Thus it was our pleasure to join the HuskyTHON cause for the first time ever, as future medical professionals. Our team paired with Phi RHO sorority to host a 16 year old Miracle Child named Nicki. She has survived the equivalent of gasoline being poured on her insides and lighting a match. Her enthusiasm for the event and her strength and maturity motivated our team to keep dancing for the entire night! We danced every last bit of energy away for Nicki, other Miracle Children, and Connecticut Children's Medical Center patients who are unable to dance at all.
By the end of the event, $343,416.57 was raised for Connecticut Children's Medical Center! $1,765.01 of that was raised by Pre-Vet Club. Though dancing for eighteen hours was exhausting, this feat is absolutely nothing compared to the hardships that many young patients at the hospital deal with everyday of their lives. The event was absolutely inspiring and we encourage more members to join the cause next year. Any team or individual can become a part of the event, whether they be a dancer, a volunteer, a moral captain, or part of the management team. Our goal is to organize a pre-vet club team again next year and raise even more money "For the Kids!" If you have any questions about the event and how to get involved, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.