It’s hard to believe nearly three years have past since we first heard about 2 Dogs 2000 Miles.

We were there in Austin to help kick off this epic journey at the 2 Dogs 2000 Miles Launch Picnic back in February, 2008. And on this Saturday, June 19, 2010, Luke and the Boys will finally reach their destination in Boston.

After hiking nearly 2,500 miles to raise awareness of canine cancer (and funds for comparative oncology), the upcoming celebrations in Boston are for much more than the end of this cross country dog walk. They shall celebrate the beginning of a new initiative to eradicate cancer in dogs and people – 2 Million Dogs, Partners for a New Hope in Cancer Research.

We sincerely wish we could be there to walk the final mile. But we are hoping all Boston area Tripawds can make it to serve as our three legged constituency. If you are anywhere near Boston this weekend, please attend and give Luke, Hudson and Murphy all big hugs for us!

And if your dog has cancer, be sure to submit a DNA sample for the Canine Herditary Cancer Consortium genetic  study while you’re there.

If you can’t make it to Boston, be sure to join us in an effort to collect 2000 DNA samples for this important research.

If this is the first time you’ve heard about Luke Robinson, check out our video interview with the Big Dog from before he embarked on his journey with Hudson and Murphy … and don’t forget to Puppy Up!

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PS: If you’ve ever wondered who the Great Pyrenees, Malcolm, is in our random header images above, he was Luke’s three legged dog who eventually succumbed to cancer – and the reason behind 2 Dogs 2000 Miles.

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