On November 7th, canines and their humans around the country will kick off the inaugural 2-mile walk for 2Million Dogs, an organization dedicated to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.
2Million Dogs was founded by Tripawds’ friend Luke Robinson, who walked over 2,000 from Austin to Boston with his Great Pyrenees dogs, Hudson and Murphy, to increase awareness of canine cancer.
The idea for the walk began when Luke had a vision of 2,000,000 dogs walking simultaneously all across the United States to help eradicate cancer. He believed that if he and his 2 dogs could walk over 2,000 miles, others could walk too, in order to make a huge impact on raising cancer awareness.
The 2 Million Dogs walk will be a day long event with entertainment, vendors and celebrations. The money raised will be used to fund canine cancer and comparative oncology research, particularly focusing on the causal relationship between infections, immune response, and cancer.
2Million Dogs is in the early stages of their development process, and are currently looking for research partners while raising monies to fund the study.
Walks will be held in the following cities. If yours isn’t listed, sign up here to organize a walk in your town!
Norcross, GA More info / Sign Up
Boston, MA More info / Sign Up
Newport, KY More info / Sign Up
Edinboro, PA More info / Sign Up
Fairborn, OH More info / Sign Up
Fort Collins, CO More info / Sign Up
New Milford, CT More info / Sign Up
Pittsburgh, PA More info / Sign Up
Richmond, VA More info / Sign Up
Seattle, WA More info / Sign Up
Poughkeepsie, NYMore info / Sign Up