2 Million Dogs – The Blog

Cancer. Touches. Everyone.

The First Step Starts November 7th!

Posted by Erich Trapp on October 2, 2010

Here’s Yoshi McCabe. He’s had 5 major cancer surgeries since he was 5 years old, and now, at 12, he still manages this contagious smile! Yoshi was one of this year’s over 120 Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down Calendar contestants, and while he didn’t win a month on the calendar, he won a spot in our hearts. Yoshi and his captivating smile are the embodiment of true Puppy Up! Spirit

Through our Puppy Up! Walks we are building a new, far-reaching community of comparative oncologists, veterinarians, humane societies, rescue organizations, animal shelters, pet supply and business people, animal advocates, humanitarians, and all those who love their animals ― all with the common goal of fighting cancer in companion animals and people. November 7th, 2010 is our first nationwide Walk, when thousands from this unique community will join together to fight cancer.

The following cities are our first Puppy Up! Walk cities: Atlanta, GA; Auburn, WA; Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Fairborn, OH; Fort Collins, CO; New Milford, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; Poughkeepsie, NY; Richmond, VA; Seattle, WA; and Edinboro, PA (Edinboro will be the only city holding the event Saturday, November 6th). To sign up or for more information, please follow this link.

What is the 2 Million Dogs 2 Miles Puppy Up! Walk?

The walk is a simple 1 to 2 mile easy walk through a park or community for dogs and their owners to enjoy together. Individuals or Teams may walk. Walkers may pay an entry fee to walk, and walkers and teams are encouraged to raise pledges. The top fundraisers will win a prize in each city.

Can any city host a Walk?

YES, the more the merrier! Our goal is to hold as many Walks on November 7th as possible. The Walks can be held at a state level or cities and communities can organize their own.

What if I can’t host a Walk? Is there something else I can do that day?

Yes, a Memorial Service, a small Festival or a TGEN/Van Andel Blood Sample Drive – or all of the above! Our City Leaders know their areas better than we do, so we trust your judgment and the time you have to invest in organizing a successful event.

I’m interested in being a City Leader and hosting a Walk in my city. What do I do next?

Email Ginger at ginger@2dogs2000miles.org with the Subject Line: “City Leader & the City Name.”

I won’t be able to host a Walk in my city but I would like to volunteer to help the City Leader-what should I do?

Email Ginger at ginger@2dogs2000miles.org with the Subject Line: “Walk Volunteer & the City or State Name.” We will be matching those who want to volunteer at Walks (and the volunteers are so important!) with the City Leaders nearest to them. Each City Leader will organize his or her volunteers and assign the help that is needed for each event.

There’s only one Luke, Hudson & Murphy. How will they decide what Walk to attend?

Luke and the Boys won’t be deciding − you will!!! The City that raises the most Walk donations by October 25th will be the Walk that Luke, Hudson and Murphy will attend. So, this is your city’s incentive to raise as many funds as possible!

There will never be another first time like this to Puppy Up! against cancer.

Come join us as we take one step, one mile, one dog at a time!

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