Paws for a Cause

Keeping pets happy and healthy is our cause. For Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, it’s helping children, as well as their families, lead happy and healthy lives.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, known as Lurie’s Children for short, it is a stellar, life-changing pediatric specialty hospital that pours their collective experience, skills, and heart to set children up for the bright futures they deserve. In short, it’s all for the children, and we’d say they’re doing a pretty amazing job.

Recently, Pine Bluff Animal Hospital and Skinner Animal Clinic teamed up with Lurie’s Children to make not only a difference in the lives of pets in our community, but also children. Both hospital locations held a nail trim event to raise funds for Lurie’s Children. It was a big success, and certainly a rewarding experience.

We had the honor of working with Megan Bugg, a cancer fighter, who is raising funds through Children’s Circle of Friends program to support invaluable research on childhood cancer. Megan has been fighting Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma since December 26, 2014. Her personal journey and passion is raising awareness on childhood cancer, and importantly the much-needed funds to support more research that will keep the fight going.

All of the proceeds benefited Paws for a Cause and Lurie’s Children. In total, Pine Bluff Animal Hospital raised $300 and Skinner Animal Clinic raised $600. That’s a lot of nail trims! And, it was all made possible with the support of our amazing clients and incredible staff who volunteered their time to make this such a great success.

The doctors and staff at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital and Skinner Animal Clinic feel a deep connection to our community and neighbors. We are proud of the difference we are able to make in the lives of pets and pet owners, and are grateful to have been able to raise funds for such an admirable cause in human medicine. Thank you, again, to everyone who came out to the nail trim events!

Pictured is Christine (Skinner), Nicole (Pine Bluff), Megan (honoree), Jacquie (Skinner), and Dr. Street (Pine Bluff).