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Celebrating Survivors

Posted by Erich Trapp on June 6, 2011

Last year in the United States, more than one and a half million men and women were estimated to be diagnosed with cancer.   And about 1,100 dogs in every 100,000 will develop some kind of cancer. These numbers are alarming!

There are probably few of us who do not know someone who has cancer, has been lost to cancer or has survived cancer.

Did you know that Sunday was National Cancer Survivors’ Day? It falls on the first Sunday of June, every year, so mark it on your calendar. It’s an important day to recognize and celebrate, because it means cancer has failed to claim another life.

Whether they are two legged, three legged or four legged, those who survive cancer deserve our admiration and support, and they teach us about both the fragility and uncertainty of life, and the value of fighting for that life and what it means to appreciate the time we have and the health we enjoy.

2 Million Dogs has known a great many canine cancer survivors. Take a look through one of our “Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” calendars or visit our Puppy Up! Blog  to read their inspiring stories and get a glimpse of these amazing champions.

Do you have a canine cancer survivor in your family? We’d love to hear their story and share it with everyone. Please write and tell us. (Write to Erich at sturmie1@gmail.com) Please include a photo or two as well. We’ll post it to our blog.

Better yet, enter our upcoming “Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” Calendar Contest starting this month.

And pledge your dog(s) to walk against cancer during one of the many nation-wide Puppy Up! Walks coming soon. You can learn more about the Walks here.

Murphy with his Papi Luke.

However you choose to celebrate the survivors of cancer, don’t do it just once a year; make it a daily celebration. They deserve it!

Every cancer survivor is special. We’d like to share with you three very special canine cancer survivors we know personally: Murphy Robinson, Buddy Morgan, and Lily Lisle. Congratulations to all three, and their people, for the courage and tenacity to stay the fight!

Lily Lisle at Red Rocks. You be she climbed those stairs!





Buddy and his Mommy G.

One Response to “Celebrating Survivors”

  1. siku marie said

    Those survivors are heroes who give us images of hope to cling to as we all fight to bring an end to this horrible disease! We honor them for the Warriors they are!

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