Your gift to One Cure supports clinical trials and comparative oncology research at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. Pet dogs, in particular, offer many advantages for the study of cancer in people because they share our environment and a remarkable number of physical and biological similarities. Despite this acknowledgement, funding remains scarce. Canine clinical trials are key to finding new treatment protocols, more effective drugs, and better diagnostic tools on our way to finding a cure. Perhaps the biggest benefit of canine clinical trials is that study results are available in half the time; one to three years for pet patients instead of five to ten years for people and at a fraction of the cost.
The Story of One Cure
Meg O’Neil founded One Cure in 2011 after her yellow Labrador, Elway, was treated at the Flint Animal Cancer Center for osteosarcoma. During that time Meg learned about the Flint Animal Cancer Centers’s work in comparative oncology and believed so strongly in the concept that she committed her time and talents to the cause. Her passion started with the design of the One Cure brand and then sale of collars and leashes and grew into support of an annual fundraising event and many other One Cure activities. Thanks to Meg’s vision, One Cure is growing momentum on the national stage. We are forever grateful for Meg’s generosity and commitment to our mission.