VPI K9K Walkers Raise More Than $20,000 for Pet Cancer Research

Hundreds of dogs and their owners united in Long Beach, Calif. to take a bite out of cancer at the 8th Annual VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk.  This year’s 3k (1.8 mile) VPI-hosted K9K raised more than $20,000 for pet cancer research. All proceeds from the walk benefited the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), a non-profit organization that strives to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Since 2007, VPI, a Nationwide company, has raised more than $230,000 to benefit the ACF.

Not to be left out, infamous star pig and VPI policyholder Kevin Bacon was also in attendance. In fact, Kevin Bacon’s team of supporters raised the most money to earn the number one donor title.

In addition to the funds raised at the K9K, VPI recognizes November as National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and will donate $5 to every photo story or statistic shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #CurePetCancer.

Cancer continues to be the number one disease related killer in both dogs and cats. For more information about how to get involved, pet cancer statistics and early detection signs, visit

We at VPI would like to thank all of you that participated in this year’s K9K and appreciate your efforts to help cure pet cancer. Remember to keep checking throughout November for Pet Cancer Month stories and updates!


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