The JLACF is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals fight cancer along with raising awareness about the advances made in both veterinary and human oncology.
The JLACF provides financial assistance to families in need to treat their pets with cancer. The 5K is our annual Fundraiser that brings together people and pets and celebrates the human-animal bond while helping others!
With Special Guests Christine Nagy and Vito Vincent the Cat!
We are also excited to have science journalist and author Arlene Weintraub at the Event! Arlene has 20 years of experience writing about healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Arlene will be available to discuss and answer questions about her new book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures (ECW Press 2015), which brings to life the world of comparative oncology and the many ways dogs are helping in the war on cancer.
To volunteer at the Event, please send an email to Admin@JoshuaLouis.com. Thank you!
Once registered, please forward your 'page' to your Friends and Family, and absolutely any Animal Lover that you know!
About Christine Nagy
Christine Nagy is a Radio Personality, Actress, Animal Rights and charity supporter. She is currently the co-host of The Bronson and Christine Show, weekday mornings on 106.7 Lite-FM in New York, and on various stations across the country including Q-101.9 in San Antonio. Christine is a National Board Member and New York Local Board Member of SAG-AFTRA. Christine is also a highly sought after voice-over artist for commercials and industrials.
About Vito Vincent the Cat
Introducing Vito Vincent the cat, Vito wasn’t always in the limelight. When Vito Vincent was just 7 months old his owners gave him up to a shelter in Brooklyn, NY. Vito Vincent was rescued from this shelter back East by Bide-a-wee and placed in its adoption center in mid-Manhattan. He was then adopted and moved to SoHo, New York. Since his adoption Vito Vincent has become a real star, appearing on Thirty Rock, Colbert Nation, and starring on Broadway in Breakfast at Tiffany's with Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones. Vito Vincent is fully trained, and his calm personality allows him to work with even the highest intensity productions and individuals. He can now be seen in the latest episodes of Alpha House starring John Goodman on Amazon Prime.
Vito Vincent serves as an Animal Actor and Pet Therapist.
The course at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey:
If you have never been, Liberty State Park has some of the most stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, and NYC! The entire length of the course takes you up and down the boardwalk alongside New York Harbor--truly stunning! AND the best part about this is... you can bring your pet! Although this is a timed 5K, it's all about the pets, fun, friends & ice cream!!
The Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation (“JLACF”) is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization launched in 2011 that aims to fight cancer in pets. The JLACF has two missions: (i) to raise money for the treatment of cancer in animals when owners are unable to afford the cost of cancer therapy, and (ii) to educate pet owners about the advances that have been made in the field of Oncology within Veterinary Medicine.
Unfortunately the cost of cancer therapy may be unaffordable for some, and with the advances made in Veterinary Oncology, everyone at the JLACF believes that no pet should be denied access to the benefits of such therapy. Treating cancer in pets allows their family to spend more quality time with their loved ones, which in turn benefits pet owners – numerous studies have documented the physical and psychological benefits of the human-animal bond, and no family should be limited to helping their animals fight cancer simply due to the financial restrictions.
Dr. Joshua Louis Lachowicz, one of the co-founders of the JLACF, is a board-certified Veterinary Oncologist in New York City. His vision and dedication to animals (and people) is providing Families with hope. Dr. Joshua understands that the cost of cancer therapy can be prohibitive for many.
“We have the medial knowledge” states Dr. Joshua, “Nothing is worse than having a Client tell you that they want to help their pet, but they cannot afford it—at the JLACF we want to change that, but we also understand that we need the support of many to make that a reality”. In his ‘spare’ time, Dr. Joshua is also a singer-songwriter that donates the profits from all of his music sales to the JLACF. Much of his music is inspired by his work as a Veterinary Oncologist, and it also allows him to use his musical talents to help animals in need.
Having the medical knowledge and ability to effectively combat cancer is a reality. However, when caregivers cannot afford to fulfill the financial obligation of cancer therapy in their loved ones, the practice of medicine takes on an entirely new challenge. The JLACF serves to bridge the gap between what is medically possible and what was once unfeasible for many.
The JLACF hosts various fundraisers to raise money for the cause. Because the JLACF has no employee costs and minimal administrative costs, virtually every dollar raised goes directly to benefit animals with cancer. Last year alone the JLACF granted over $60,000 to benefit families in need!
Please feel free to contact the JLACF with any questions or comments that you have via email (admin@JoshuaLouis.com).