490x245xnational-canine-lymphoma-awareness-day-november-7-1024x512.png.pagespeed.ic.UPKBoAnlMYNational Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day is observed annually on November 7. It is a day to educate and create awareness about canine lymphoma.

Well-known and respected dog agility trainer and competitor, Terry Simons, was devastated when his “heart and soul” dog was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2011.  An educated dog owner, Terry did all he could for Reveille but soon discovered that, even though lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs, accurate information regarding options and treatment can be elusive. Terry connected with professionals that helped him choose the best path for his beloved companion.

Remus  and Mill my best friends, both victims of lymphoma earlier this year.
Remus and Mill my best friends, both victims of lymphoma earlier this year.

Reveille not only competed in dog agility throughout her treatment, but thrived, having the best agility year of her career.  When Terry chose to let Reveille go, one year and a week after her diagnosis, he knew he was making the right decision for her.  Grief can do strange things, it can destroy and it can inspire.  In the case of Reveille, the realization that he may lose Reveille at any time inspired Terry to form CLEAR (Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research), a cancer foundation dedicated to providing information, resources and research into the devastating disease.  Reveille’s legacy is to ensure that dog owners know their options, thereby being empowered advocates of their four-legged family members.

CLEAR – Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research is dedicated to increasing awareness of canine lymphoma.  Through education we empower dog owners and through research we look for a cure to the devastating disease.

It is all about education and awareness, which is available in the award-winning documentary on canine lymphoma, My Friend: Changing the Journey (Best Documentary Feature – Los Angeles Movie Awards and Best Educational Documentary – Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival).


National Canine Lymphoma Day was submitted by Terry Simons in January of 2015.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared that it will be held annually on November 7.

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