National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day | November 7
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)



On November 7th, National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day educates and creates awareness about canine lymphoma.


In 2011, the well-known and respected dog agility trainer and competitor, Terry Simons, received devastating news. The veterinarian diagnosed Simon’s “heart and soul” dog, Reveille, with Lymphoma. As an educated dog owner, Terry did all he could for Reveille. However, he soon discovered how elusive accurate information regarding options and treatment could be. Soon, Terry connected with professionals. They helped him choose the best path for his beloved companion. 

Reveille not only competed in dog agility throughout her treatment but thrived. She even attained the best agility year of her career. When Terry chose to let Reveille go, he knew he was making the right decision for her. However, grief does strange things. It can destroy, and it can inspire. In Terry’s case, Reveille inspired him to form a foundation. In Reveille’s honor, Terry created CLEAR (Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research). The foundation dedicates it’s efforts to providing information, resources and research into the devastating disease. Reveille’s legacy ensures dog owners know their options. They become empowered advocates of their four-legged family members.


You can help raise awareness for canine lymphoma in many ways. You can learn to recognize the signs, how it affects dogs and what to expect. Many organizations are committed to researching the disease and improving treatment. You can donate to their efforts or host a fundraiser. All your efforts help clear a path to care.  Use #CanineLymphomaAwarnessDay to share on social media. 


Terry Simons founded National Canine Lymphoma Day in 2015 to spread information regarding canine lymphoma. His beloved dog, Reveille, inspired him to create CLEAR.

CLEAR – Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research dedicates it’s efforts to increase awareness of canine lymphoma. Through education, we empower dog owners. Through research, we look for a cure for this 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).

In 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed the day to be observed on November 7th annually.

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November 7th Celebrated History


The Corps of Discovery under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis, Second Lieutenant William Clark, and comprised of several U.S. Army and civilian volunteers, sight the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Over a year before, the expedition departed from the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.


The Montana Republican became the first woman elected to Congress. She served in the House of Representatives during two separate terms; first in 1916, four full years before the 19th amendment was passed. Montana extended the right to vote to women (excluding Native women) in 1914. Rankin was once again elected to the house in 1940.


Cleveland elected Carl B. Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. The prosecuting attorney first ran for Mayor in 1965 but lost. Undaunted he ran again and won. Then in 1969, he was re-elected to a second term.


When voters went to the ballot box in Virginia, they helped make history when they voted for L. Douglas Wilder. He became the first elected African American governor in the history of the United States. Before running for governor, Wilder served a term as lieutenant governor.


The first traditional radio station streamed its broadcast via the internet around the world. WXYC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched the 24-hour programming to demonstrate the potential of Internet broadcasting.


NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor orbiter on a nine-year mission designed to map the Red Planet’s topography and measure its weather patterns.

November 7th Celebrated Birthdays

Andrew Dickson White – 1832

In 1865, the historian and educator co-founded Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Marie Curie – 1867

As a woman of many firsts, Curie not only became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she was the first person to win two. Her discoveries, along with her husband Pierre, of radioactivity, the elements polonium and radium led to the development of X-rays. She was also the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne.

Lise Meitner – 1878

The physicist’s work with chemist Otto Hahn led to the explanation of nuclear fission.

Margaret Leech – 1893

The author and biographer became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for History. In 1960, she became the only person to win a second Pulitzer Prize.

Billy Graham – 1918

The Christian evangelist preached for over 40 years reaching millions via radio, television, and revivals.

Pillsbury Doughboy – 1965

The iconic mascot of the Pillsbury Company debuted in a Flakey Biscuit commercial. Also known as Poppin’ Fresh, the character would represent the company until 2005.

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