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Whats Next for CLEAR
CLEAR Broadens Reach
CLEAR moves beyond Canine Lymphoma to cover more Canine cancers CLEAR Broadens Reach
A New Music Video
CLEAR plans a new music video documentary about comparative oncology with support from UC Davis
The Future is Bright!
CLEAR is expanding, the future of CLEAR is bright and our reach keeps growing. To make this happen, donate, donate, donate!
Canine Crusaders Comic Book
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A New CLEAR Music Video
“A Reason to Change”
Our second video, titled “A Reason to Change”, is a hybrid of genres created to highlight an important, but little known area in fighting cancer. With one part music video and one part documentary short, the piece will highlight comparative oncology as we follow the story of a young boy and dog whose paths cross briefly, but their lives are forever changed.
So what is comparative oncology? According to the Puccini Foundation, Comparative oncology is the study of cancer that naturally occurs in animals, and the comparison to its human counterpart in order to identify treatments and cures that can benefit both humans and animals. A key distinction of comparative oncology is that disease is never induced in the animals being treated; the cancer has only occurred spontaneously. Comparative oncology is not about animal research but rather sharing discoveries and fighting cancer together.
The project will be directed by Stacey M. Zipfel, who directed CLEAR’s groundbreaking and award-winning documentary My Friend: Changing the Journey.
Preproduction has already started as well as casting. We are once again working hard to keep this a family affair and several friends and family members are already on board.
Our young boy is Director’s Stacey nephew Jay Patriarca and younger brother of CLEAR’s Youth Ambassador, Maddie. Our dog owner is Caroline Van der Wyk, who, with her beautiful dog Bree Bree, stole hearts and gave many hope in MFCTJ. Rounding out our leads is none other than Founder Terry Simons’ dog Ripper.
We are hoping to start principal photography in June, and would like to give a big thank you to Veterinary Cancer Group not only for allowing us to shoot the interiors at their facility in Culver City, but for their support and unyielding commitment to fighting cancer.
What is a music video without music? Well, we have our own original music that was composed by Elias with lyrics written by CLEAR’s Founder Terry Simons. We will soon have a link up so you can listen to a sample of the music.
We are very excited to complete this video and help spread the word that animals, just like humans, get cancer, but by working together we can change the world.
Making an Impact, One Dog At a Time
MY FRIEND: CHANGING THE JOURNEY is a powerful documentary that sheds light on the important issue of cancer and how it affects our animal companions. Director Stacey M. Zipfel and producer Terry Simons have created an important piece of work that helps better educate dog owners on cancer clinical signs and treatment options and enlightens the veterinary profession on how families deal with the disease.Jane Lynch Actress/Host/Animal Advocate
Thank you CLEAR for bringing awareness to canine lymphoma. Arming pet owners with the knowledge to fight this disease can help them save their best friend.Jill Goularte, Producer, Fox's Cause for Paws
…‘My Friend: Changing the Journey’ was a terrific display of how strong the human-animal bond can be. Our pets are members of the family, and this film beautifully showed what lengths owners will go to in order to give them the best care.Rob Warren, Communications & Marketing Officer, UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital