Betty White Promotes K9 Cancer Walks

The upcoming Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walks are a golden opportunity for fans of ‘Golden Girl’ Betty White to show support for a program which is close to the star’s heart.

Canine cancer effects half of all dogs and cats during their lifetime, and the TV icon lost her own furry friend, a Golden Retriever called Kita, to the illness. Striving to save other pets, Betty White has stepped in front of the camera to promote strolls which make great strides toward defeating the disease which has robbed pet parents of so many loved ones.

Human participants and their barking buddies can join in a constitutional for a paws cause at the following cities in the coming months:

  • Raising more than $40,000 in 2010 toward finding new avenues to fight the disease, Denver, Colorado will hold the 3rd annual K9 Cancer walk at City Park (17th Avenue and York Street) on August 21, 2011.
  • Taking part for the first time in 2011, dog devotees in Knoxville, Tennessee will converge at The Cove at Concord Park (10901 South Northshore Drive) on September 18, 2011.
  • More than 600 pals of pets raised over $80,000 at last year’s event in Los Gatos, California. The city’s second annual K9 Cancer Walk will take place at Vasona Lake Park (333 Blossom Hill Road) on October 9, 2011.

Participants can promenade in a short .8 mile walk or enjoy a 2.4-mile workout with their tail-wagging chum. Animal lovers who are unable to pound the pavement at the designated destinations can take part in the Sit & Stay program.

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.