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Pedal for Pets rolls to campus

pedal for petsPlease join the students at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University on May 2, 2009, for the first annual Pedal-for-Pets bike-a-thon. The event, organized by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA), 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. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, a non-profit teaching hospital that serves thousands of animals every year. Registration for the ride begins at 9 am in the B parking lot on the Cornell University campus. Awards will be presented around 3 pm, also in the B parking lot.

“We are proud to rally in support of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, which strives to partner with the Ithaca and surrounding communities in providing the best veterinary care anywhere in the world,” said Jessica Dowling DVM '12, the president of SCAVMA. “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.”

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