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Veterinarian to trim nails to raise money for childhood cancer research

Source: River Oaks Animal Hospital on Facebook Source: River Oaks Animal Hospital on Facebook

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Only 4 percent of federal government cancer research funding goes to children, according to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and a local veterinarian will be fundraising to improve that number for our area.

The ‘PetiCURE’ party will be September 19 at 10 a.m at the River Oaks Animal Hospital.

The River Oaks Animal Hospital in Myrtle Beach will trim your pet’s nails in an exchange for a donation to the St. Jude's Children's hospital.

"Every day you see on Facebook a new child in our area fighting cancer and this month is Childhood Awareness Month, and I just thought it would be a good way to give back,” said Heather Duncan, a veterinarian at the River Oaks Animal Hospital. She said she came up this the idea.

With pet nail trims usually costing about $15, Duncan hopes pet owners will come out and support this cause.

"It's our way to give back to research for kids. It's a really underfunded portion of cancer research and this is our small way to help,” said Duncan.

Duncan says this is her first year raising money for St. Jude's Children Hospital and she wants to make it an annual thing.

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