Thinking Pink for Pups: Dogtopia Pampers Dogs for Cancer Research!
Posted Oct 01 2010 8:37am
Dogs across the country will get primped and pampered in October, all in the name of breast cancer awareness and research. Dogtopia, a full-service dog day care, spa and boutique with locations throughout the U.S. is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for their first annual “Paws for Pink” campaign.
Throughout the entire month, all 22 Dogtopia locations in 11 states will be giving pups fabulous fluffs and perfect pawdicures to help raise money for cancer research. For everyone who treats their canine to a spa bath or nail trim in October, Dogtopia will donate 10 percent of the purchase price to Komen for the Cure in support of breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
“It’s difficult to find anyone who hasn’t been personally affected by breast cancer, whether themselves, family, friends or co-workers,” said Amy Nichols, CEO and Founder of Dogtopia. “A number of our locations have participated on the local level for the annual Komen Race for a Cure, so we decided to hold this system-wide event because it’s such a worthy cause.”
Founded in 1982, the organization has raised more than $1.5 billionfor breast cancer research, education and health services. With more than 100,000 volunteers, Komen is the largest breast cancer charity in the world.
Dogtopia has pledged at least $5,000, with a goal of raising double that. For information on local Dogtopia stores, visit www.dogdaycare.com .
Dogtopia was founded by Nichols in 2002 in Tyson’s Corner, VA. With a passionate culture committed to giving back, Dogtopia and its franchisees are extremely active in all types of community service, including working with animal welfare organizations and often raising money for charitable causes. More information on these efforts can be found here: http://dogdaycare.com/dogtopiacares/ .
Founded in 2002, Dogtopia® prides itself on being a place where pets are valued as family and where dogs enjoy endless playtime and spa treatments in a positive environment. Dog owners have the assurance of leaving their beloved pets in the hands of trained professionals. Dogtopia® staff willingly nurtures each pet with attention and love. Each location offers a variety of fun activities, sociable training and comfortable boarding for dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes, abilities and temperaments. For additional information, visit www.dogdaycare.com .
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, which is now the world's largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with nearly $1.5 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, breast health or breast cancer, visit http://ww5.komen.org/ or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.