Critters for the Cure Founder Hits the Runway to Lick Cancer

Cancer survivors dressed in Bloomingdale's best and their four-legged pals decked out in Puppia took to the runway Thursday night, showcasing Spring styles to help lick cancer.

"The reason I started Critters for the Cure [is that] my friend Ali survived 34 years with breast cancer," organization founder Clancy Kress said. "She was supposed to be here tonight, but passed away on Labor Day."

Holding her Yorkie therapy puppy-in-training, Kress explained the pooches on parade and made a pitch for pet adoption.

"Homeless animals and women's cancers are two issues that we have the least control over," she said. "Dogs can actually smell cancer. ... And it's proven that people who own pets live longer."

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