Pets can sport pink hair extensions and pink collar bows in support of Breast Cancer Awareness through Kountry Pet Resort and Training Center’s October fundraiser benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“We wanted to support breast cancer awareness month and thought what a fun idea to put a pink extension in a pet’s hair or add a pink bow to a pet’s collar” said Kirsten Roberts, GM of Kountry Pet Resort & Training Center in Elgin. It serves the entire area including McHenry County. “Pets are able to show their support for a great cause. It’s been a huge success in the first week; we are so thrilled and hope it continues we are excited to see how much is raised.”
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55. About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis. Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease, according to a release from the pet company.
Primarily breast cancer is associated with women, however out of the 40,000 dying from breast cancer this year about 400 of them will be men. The Susan G. Komen foundation has invested nearly to $2 billion to end breast cancer in the U.S. and across the world.
Kountry Pet Resort will show their support with the pink hair extensions or custom collar bows through the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The extensions and bows are pet friendly, and are easy to detach.
Owners are able to stop in with their pet and have a hair extension simply attached to their pet’s hair or a customized bow added to their collar.
Kountry Pet Resort & Training Center, established in 1973, is located in Elgin and serves the entire area. The company offers a full range of high-end pet services including lodging, grooming, training, and daycare.