Smile for a Cure in Kansas City to benefit National Canine Cancer Foundation

The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF) is partnering with FixYourImages Photography to launch “Smile for a Cure,” an exclusive, national program to raise awareness and funds in the fight against canine cancer.

During August and September 2013, Smile for a Cure pet photographers from across the country will donate 100% of their session fees to The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a non-profit, 501(C) 3 dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs 1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with Cancer, and 50% of them will die from this terrible disease.

Jennifer Hague of FixYourImages Photography will be offering this promotion on select days during the month of August 2013. She is a nationally recognized pet photographer & photo restoration artist and dedicated animal rescue volunteer. Jennifer also founded Pets Going with Grace, a division created as a source of comfort for others experiencing the pain of losing a pet and to encourage having senior or terminally ill pets photographed before they cross the rainbow bridge. She strives to provide uplifting experiences which celebrate the life of each pet and provide peace to families by preserving their pet’s memory in the form of timeless and unique photographs.

“By booking a session, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of dogs as well as humans, making this all the more important. The National Institute of Health has gone on record to declare that much of the research on canine cancer applies to human cancer as well,” - Gary Nice, President and CEO of the NCCF.

Founded in 2009 by North Carolina pet photographer Nunthany Johnson, Smile for a Cure is composed of a caring group of pet photographers all across the country dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs with cancer & the people who love them. Smile for a Cure is a direct result of cancer hitting home, when Johnson’s Bichon Frise Max was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, a fatal cancer of the blood vessels.

“When someone you love has cancer, whether animal or human, it can be devastating.”

To find out more about Smile for a Cure visit

For additional inquiries please contact: Jennifer Hague at The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer. The purpose of the Foundation’s Research Grant Program is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high impact and innovative cancer research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis or prevention of cancers in dogs. The program fosters collaboration between basic and clinical scientists with the intent of enhancing the transfer of basic research findings to clinical usefulness.

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