Cornell University is a world class research institution.  The Baker Institute for Animal Health is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell.  They are working on Canine Cancer research, both Hemangiosarcoma and Mast Cell are part of this program. They carry out cutting-edge research in animal health to improve the lives of both humans and animals alike. Founded in 1950 on a leafy 30-acre campus in Ithaca, New York, the Institute is proud to continue building on more than a half century history of discoveries and innovation in vaccines and infectious disease, reproductive biology, cancer research, and basic biology. Today, Baker’s faculty and research staff continue to study the pathogens and genetic disorders of dogs, cats, horses, and other animals and the underlying causes of cancer in animals and in humans, often leading the science in new and innovative directions.

The proceeds from
Kyle's Legacy Walk will be donated in Kyle's name to The Baker Institute for their ongoing research in hopes that one day there will be a cure.

The Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University is a registered 501(c)(3) FID 15-0532082. Please check out their website to see the amazing things they are working on:

For a brief one page informational sheet on Baker Institute's cancer research, please click here.

For information specific to current research ongoing at Baker, please click here.

Kyle's Legacy Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in MA, founded in January of 2017.  EIN 81-5296088.    

Kyle's Legacy was created to honor the memory of Kyle the Puggle. He was the center of my world, and the greatest joy I have ever known. He was like a human child to me and our bond was so very strong. His loss has been so profound and I am trying to do things to honor his memory in a way that would hopefully make him proud of his Mama, and help others, so that one day maybe no one will ever have to feel the pain cancer causes. I have created Kyle's Legacy Inc., a non-profit corporation to raise money and hold events to benefit Canine Cancer Research.

- Tina

Meet Our Founder

​The Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University

mission & vision

To support research facilities that are looking for innovative ways to treat and cure canine cancer by raising money for continued research.  To help families in financial need fight early stage canine cancer.

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We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and to bookmark this website.  We will post educational information regularly, as well as upcoming events.

Our Current Beneficiary


Our fundraising program looks for ways to get the public involved in creative events while educating about ways to detect, avoid and treat canine cancer.

Tina Visalli

Tina is an active volunteer in multiple animal rescues and at a local shelter. She has been a longtime advocate for animals in need, specifically dogs. Most importantly, she was honored and blessed to be Kyle's Mama for 11.5 years.

Foundation History

Kyle's Legacy Inc.

Supporting Canine Cancer Research