Monday, October 21, 2013

Help us fight cancer with Puppy Up! Atlanta Walk Nov. 3


Even if you're not in Atlanta, you can join us in the fight against cancer. Here's how!

For Atlanta folks

In Atlanta, you can join the Puppy Up! walk to help raise funds for cancer research. The walk is organized by 2 Million Dogs, a national nonprofit organization that funds comparative oncology research benefiting both pets and people.

Date: November 3, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Jim Miller Park Marietta, GA

Preregistration by October 30 is $20 per person; free for kids 14 and under. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Registration the day of the walk is $25 per person. Participants may bring up to two dogs each. All dogs must be four months or older, up to date on vaccinations and must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash (no retractable leashes). Water for dogs and waste bags will be provided.

You can register to walk here.

For folks outside of Atlanta area

Please consider making a donation on our fundraising page. Rocco and I will be walking in memory of Cosmo Havanese who lost his battle with lung cancer late last year. Remember, no donation is too small (or too large!). We are thankful for anything our pals can do to help in the fight against canine cancers.

You can also check here for a walk in your area.

Some recent 2 Million Dogs projects

The organization donated $80,000 for a comparative oncology study of mammary tumors at Princeton University in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. The project treats shelter dogs with mammary tumors and then studies tissues to understand how breast cancer metastasizes in women.

More recently, 2 Million Dogs contributed $20,000 to fund a study on osteosarcoma (bone cancer) at MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute, which is studying eleven breeds disproportionately affected by osteosarcoma.

2 Million Dogs is also providing $80,000 to Animal Medical Center of New York to study transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), the most common type of bladder cancer veterinarians diagnose, and a difficult cancer to treat.

Please help us help fight cancers in canines and people too!




6 comments:

  1. What a great event for a great cause...You and Rocco will be doing a very good thing

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    1. Thanks pal! We can't do too much to help fight canine cancer. Need to put the bitey on it... as we like to say.
      Your pals,
      Diane and Rocco

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  2. We agree and we bet it will be fun too. So hope it is and that you have great weather. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks pal! We think it will be a great event.
      Your pals,
      Diane and Rocco

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  3. The 2 million dogs walk here is the same day (in the suburbs). Love to join but mom have a big climbing event on Sunday. For sure it will be a FUN event. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Seems like there are lots of events that same day. Have fun with the climb!
      Your pals,
      Diane and Rocco

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