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Pedal for Pets

Dear Alumni,

My name is Jessica Dowling. I am the president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) and would like to invite you to participate in the first annual Pedal for Pets to benefit the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. The event is on May 2, 2009, and is organized by SCAVMA. It features two options for adult riders: a 33-mile route (with only a couple of hills) and a 53-mile route for those who enjoy a challenge. In addition, the students have organized a junior bike-a-thon, so that even the youngest family members can participate. At the junior bike-a-thon, riders will be able to participate in relay races, obstacle courses, interactive games, bike safety, pet information and more. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Registration for the ride begins at 9am in the B parking lot on the Cornell University campus. Awards will be presented around 3pm, also in the B parking lot.

On behalf of the students, I am pleased to share that we are proud to rally in support of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals and hope that you will join us. Please support this event by riding, volunteering on the day of, or pledging to support one of the riders. Ithaca is one of the best areas for cycling. We tried to find an event that would combine the area's phenomenal natural landscape with the opportunity to support the compassionate and world-class care offered at the Hospital.

If you have questions, please visit or email me at

Jessica Dowling



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