According to the Wisconsin State Journal, MacNeil's company WeatherTech paid $6 million for the 30-second commercial, which features the founder's 7-year-old dog Scout at the UW-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine.
"There he was in this little room ... and he's wagging his tail at me. There's just absolutely no way, '" said MacNeil, the founder and CEO of WeatherTech, a auto accessories company.
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Scout began chemotherapy at UW Veterinary Care last summer, followed by radiation therapy for the tumor found on his heart and immunotherapy to stimulate his immune system.
To express his appreciation, MacNeil will highlight the vet school's incredible work with a commercial during the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Scout the golden retriever is a cancer survivor and by all accounts, seems to be a very good boy. Today, his heart tumor "has all but disappeared", the statement said.
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She has since been released from quarantine after tests showed she did not have the same kind of virus found in China. Coronaviruses originate in bats but can infect a number of animals, and from there jump to humans.
The ad, which features Scout's story while the dog runs along a beach, encourages viewers to donate to the schools' veterinary research.
"I hope it has a positive impact on cancer for animals and people, all over the world".
Scout's moving "Lucky Dog" ad has already been viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube, while an official for the vet school has described the honor as "amazing".
MacNeil, who had previously lost three other dogs to cancer, immediately took Scout to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine for treatment. Notably, naturally occurring tumors in dogs are known to share almost identical traits to human cancers, regarding recurrence, metastasis (spread) and treatment response, among other characteristics.
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All donations will be used to support research and purchase specialized equipment that will help clinicians better diagnose, treat and prevent cancers, the university said.