Ella Bailey World Wide Cancer Charity Group
Sandra Moore’s beloved Labrador Ella Bailey was diagnosed with cancer when she was just 8 years old. Although Ella went into remission for 2 years, at the age of 10 she was diagnosed with two further types of cancer. She had major surgery to remove the tumours and although one was removed fully, due to the size of the other, not all of the tumour could be removed.
“We knew at some point that the cancer would come back,” said Sandra. “I was informed if we were lucky, Ella would survive around a year and a half. Ella was doing well for almost a year, but three nodules had grown back in her liver and nothing more could be done except keeping her as comfortable as possible.”
Tragically Ella lost her fight against cancer in October 2019. Wanting something positive to come from Ella’s passing, Sandra organised the Ella Bailey Christmas Labrador Cancer Walk in December 2019.
“I am supporting the Animal Health Trust as they, like us all, want to find a cure for canine cancer,” Sandra continued. “Ella was so loved by everybody, no matter what she was going through – she always smiled and wagged her tail! She is my hero and my role model and I don’t want her death to be in vain. Together we can beat this.”
Sandra fundraised a fantastic £2630.39 with the walk and was inspired to continue raising money for the Animal Health Trust’s research into cancer in dogs. This led her to set up the Ella Bailey World Wide Cancer Charity Group. This online group provides support for dog owners who have lost dogs to cancer or have dogs currently fighting the disease and aims to spread awareness of cancer in dogs, while fundraising for the work we do to help find a cure for cancer once and for all.