Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 8:00am
TUCSON, Ariz. – Walkers and dog lovers can show their support for the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona by joining the 2012 Tucson Walk to Cure Valley Fever Sunday, March 18, at Reid Park.
Hosted by the Valley Fever Alliance, the walk begins at Ramada 14 at 8 a.m.; registration and check-in are at 7:30 a.m. The registration fee is $25. Advance registration is available at www.vfever.org.
Participants are invited to walk with their dogs (dogs must be leashed and in compliance with Pima Animal Control laws) and also have some fun with weaves, tunnels and jumps on the Obedience, Rally and Agility Express, a mini-agility course set up for dogs of all skill levels, from novice to competitor. Obedience, Rally and Agility Express runs will benefit the Valley Fever Companion Animal Fund. Tickets are $5 for one run, or three runs for $10.
The Valley Fever Alliance is an all-volunteer organization committed to raising funds and public awareness to support the work of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence (VFCE) at the UA College of Medicine. The Tucson-based Valley Fever Alliance Group held its first Walk to Cure Valley Fever in October 2010 at the UA Mall. Walks to Cure Valley Fever were held in Phoenix in 2009, 2010 and 2011. For more information about the Valley Fever Alliance, please visit www.vfever.org or email TucsonValleyFeverAlliance@yahoo.com.
The Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the UA College of Medicine promotes research, education and improved patient care. It is the only academic research institution in the world focused on this disease. Learn more at www.vfce.arizona.edu.