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Cancer. Touches. Everyone.

Virtual Puppy Up! Walks

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 5, 2010

Many of you have expressed an interest in the Puppy Up! Walks but there is no Walk in your state/city/country this year. The following cities are our first 12:

Norcross, GA
Fort Collins, CO
Auburn, WA
Seattle, WA
New Milford, CT
Boston, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
Edinboro, PA
Newport, KY
Richmond, VA
Fairborn, OH
Poughkeepsie, NY

Even if you’re not near one of these locations you can STILL participate in a Virtual Puppy Up! Walk. While one of our goals is to fund-raise for research, our on-going goal has always been to friend-raise and increase people’s awareness about canine cancer and how similar many of these cancers are to human cancers, and how studying cancers in dogs can help both animals and humans.

2 Million Dogs was formed with the belief that if 2 dogs can walk over 2000 miles to make people aware of canine cancer, 2 million dogs can walk 2 miles with the same goal in mind. Our mission has always been to bring people and their dogs together in solidarity against a disease that affects us all.

So get out and walk on November 7th with your pooch. You don’t need a city near-by to participate. We have people all over the world who will be walking with their friends, their dogs, and their kids on November 7th, just to get the word out. Go to a park. Walk a few times around the block. Walk down the lane. Talk to people. Inform them about the seriousness of canine cancer, how it relates to human cancer, the potential benefits of comparative oncology, and how helping dogs also helps people. Tell them what you’re doing and why. Spread the word. Remember, a Virtual Walk can happen anywhere!

We couldn’t reach everybody this year, but with your help we’ll grow year by year. If you can, sponsor a friend or someone who IS in a city on the list above, or donate in remembrance of a loved one, canine, feline, horse or human. If you’d like to help us raise funds, please buy one (or more) of our 2011 Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendars , or our puppy up! gear, like a puppy up! T-shirt or ball cap or a bandanna for your dog or a bumper sticker for your car. Everything helps. Visit our store – we have lots of goodies to help you start the conversation. Cancer. Touches. EVERYone. It’s not a slogan. It’s a fact. Help us change the odds. Walk with us. Spread the word. One man and his 2 dogs walked over 2300 miles. But it’s a big country and a big world. YOU CAN help!

And while you’re out there, wherever THERE may be (here in the States, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, France, England, Canada, Brazil, Estonia, Germany, Japan, wherEVER), know that you are the first to walk in the inaugural 2 Million Dogs, Puppy Up! Walk! You are making history and helping start a world-wide awareness. And while you’re at it, send us pictures! Tell us who you are, where you’re from, and where you’re walking. We’ll post them on our blog here.

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!

Erich Trapp, Bloginator and Secretary for 2 Million Dogs.

For more information on the Walks, please follow this link.

2 Million Dogs is a 501 C (3) organization that relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations to help us in our mission to eradicate cancer through investing in comparative oncology studies.

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2 Responses to “Virtual Puppy Up! Walks”

  1. Diana said

    Pittsburgh is walking! Rain, snow or Shine!
    Glad to be part of this inaugural walk.
    Walk on!
    Diana

  2. We are taking part in the Virtual Walk in San Antonio, TX! Keep up the great work!

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