The Northwoods Humane Society (NHS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and will also celebrate both animals and their owners with a big event Sunday, Sept. 12.

The first NHS 1K Dog Walk & Ice Cream Social fundraiser is being held in conjunction with the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization (OCSA) in honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. OCSA co-founder Vallie Szymanski and NHS President Deanna Persson partnered with one another on this celebration. Szymanski moved to Hayward and opened a branch in 2018 (the OCSA headquarters is in St. Charles, Illinois) and joined the NHS board. Shei co-founded the OCSA in Illinois and partnered with veterinarians and the health coalition.

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