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The Safe Summer program offers solutions for college students who are leaving for the summer and may have a pet they cannot take with them. In past years, many pets were abandoned in empty apartments, or released to the street. Safe Summer was created by the Shelter Medicine Club of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is run by students and volunteers. The service will be available from May 26 through June 19, 2009 with the goal of finding a safe home for any pets left behind.
Last week's Pink Week was a great success, raising nearly $1,800 for breast cancer research! The Pink Week committee (Komen Race/Walk for the Cure Team) and SCAVMA hosted talks, bake sales, contests and auctions for charity at the College of Veterinary Medicine through Friday, May 15 to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money for research. Proceeds benefited Komen Columbus ($975) and the Elizabeth Gee Fund for Breast Cancer Survivorship at The James ($807.78). The highlight of the week was a talk by Dr.
Professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine discusses H1N1 flu virus
The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, along with Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Director and CEO Michael Caligiuri, and others will speak at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Wexner Auditorium on Monday, May 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. about the inaugural bike tour. The 2009 Pelotonia is a cycling event in which 100 percent of the proceeds go toward cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital. The Pelotonia has four ride routes, each starting in Columbus, from August 28 to 30.