Kicks and Licks
Grab your sneakers and your leashes and join us for a walk/run/gathering at a park near you! Dogs are welcome! We will unite and start spreading awareness on a devastating disease known as Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. This disease affects dogs, most commonly the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, as well as their human counterparts. The Chiari malformation and syringomyelia has also been diagnosed in 15 other dogs breeds. Dr. Lauren R. Talarico DVM Diplomate, ACVIM-Neurology from VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center and Dr. Robert Keating, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Children’s National Medical Center will be working together with ASAP to help determine the underlying cause for this disease. Ultimately, this research will help further treatments that could potentially impact humans as well as man’s best friend.
To book your walk or gathering, please contact Patrice_Schaublin@ASAP.org. May is also awareness month for syringomyelia. If you would like to get your states proclamation and need some help or plan a gathering or walk please let us know and we will be more than glad to help