Paws for the Cause

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Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to host its 12th Annual Paws for the Cause Dog Walk on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 9:30 am on the Fox Chase campus. This year’s spokesperson is 13-year-old Skyler Kleger of Chalfont, who is participating with her rescue dog, Cooper, in honor of her mother and in memory of her grandmother – both of whom were treated at Fox Chase. She is also doing this in preparation for her Bat Mitzvah this fall.

“Bake sales, bracelet sales, whatever she can think of,” says Karen Kleger of her daughter’s fundraising efforts. “Her personal goal is to raise $1800 and she’s well on her way. She has wanted to give back to the FCCC for how they treated and helped me and my mother, so this is a wonderful opportunity for her. Mostly she’s telling people about the walk and sharing our story and Cooper’s story. He came to us from the Animal Lifeline in Warrington ( and he is a big part of our family. It’s a wonderful organization that takes innovative approaches to animal welfare.”

Other students are getting involved too –

· Jillian Yagoda, an eighth grader, is preparing for her Bat Mitzvah in November 2011 and will be at Paws for the Cause to sell her original creation – Pet Emergency Window Decals – for $5 each.

· Jake Kind, another eighth grader, who became a Bar Mitzvah last fall, is continuing this wonderful tradition by participating in the event. This accomplished young artist will create caricatures of dogs at the event. All donations he receives will be given to Paws for the Cause.

· Suzy and Rachel Bailey sold their home-baked goodies at Fox Chase during the Paws for the Cause kick-off tea.

· Dana Silverman, a seventh grader from Rydal, is working on Paws for the Cause as her Mitzvah project. This 7th grader is raising awareness among her friends, selling bracelets and spreading the word.

Animal welfare organizations will be at Paws for the Cause and will accept donations from students who want to collect much needed items, such as food and supplies.

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