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Pre-Order Your 2013 Calendars for the Holidays

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 2, 2012

Lily Lisle, this year’s Cover Girl. Lily was touched by cancer three different times.

Time to Pre-Order Your 2013 Calendars for the Holidays

Our “Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” calendars get better every year, and this year is no exception. Check out the 2013 cover. (Pictured is Lily Lisle, who fought 3 different cancers.) Please pre-order your calendars now. They make great gifts, are wonderful keepsakes, and every one of your friends and relatives should have at least one (if not more). And don’t forget your vet, your groomer, and your pet-sitter. Please follow this link and order now. Calendars are only $15.00 plus S&H.

We’d like you to know that your continued financial support of this year’s 2 Million Dogs’ calendar has enabled us to contribute $20,000.00 to our first canine cancer study with The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. This year, the 13 winners of the calendar contest were given the opportunity to choose from three of Broad’s canine cancer research projects, and they chose the osteosarcoma study. Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor of the dog. This cancer develops in the bone, usually the limbs, and as the tumor grows it becomes progressively more painful for the dog and can result in lameness. Often these tumors metastasize to the lungs.

Why does 2 Million Dogs choose to support Broad? Dogs and humans get many of the same diseases, including cancer. Studying DNA from both healthy and sick dogs can help researchers gain insights into diseases that affect both species. That work helped lay the foundation for a variety of studies into the genetic basis of disease — research that depends on help from dogs as well their human companions.

We commend Broad’s philosophy of sharing disease exploration across the research spectrum. Additionally, their work is international, which widely broadens their field of inquiry and the potential for groundbreaking discoveries because Broad Institute brings together a diverse group of individuals from across its partner institutions — undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, professional scientists, administrative professionals, and academic faculty. The culture and environment at the Broad is designed to encourage creativity and to engage all participants, regardless of role or seniority, in the mission of the Institute. Within this setting, researchers are empowered — both intellectually and technically — to confront even the most difficult biomedical challenges.

Thanks to you and everyone who participated in the contest, and purchases the calendar, we are able to contribute to Broad’s continuing pioneering research.

(Our terrific calendar is designed again this year by Brian Kristensen of Colorcodemedia.com.)

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The 2012 Calendars are Ready to Order!

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 17, 2011

Just in time for the holidays! You can pre-order your 2012 Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendars here.

Our own Murphy is on the cover of the 2012 Calendar. And for the first time we have two covers from which you can choose.  One is of Murphy running through a field in Bowling Green, KY just a little over a month before he was given rest. Cancer may have won the war but according to this picture, Murphy won the battle that day. It’s the battles won along the journey that we cherish and remember most.

The other cover is Luke carrying Murphy, the brave and valiant soldier, the one who was always the first out of the tent, who walked thousands of miles, always smiling, for others; the one whose courage and strength will always lead the way because he embodied our rally cry and our song, “Puppy Up!”

What makes our calendar so special? Our calendars aren’t  just a collection of pretty faces, although they certainly are that. Each month features a special dog and his or her story, written by the person who loved them best. Our calendars also include not only the regular ‘people’ holidays but special dog holidays as well, like International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, K9 Veterans Day, International Homeless Pet Day, Stand up to Cancer Day, and a whole collection of special days set aside just for dogs.

Additionally, our calendar features a gallery of photos of all the dogs entered into this year’s calendar contest, a gallery of last year’s winners, and special features like the 10 early warning signs of cancer in dogs, a selection of photos from this year’s Puppy Up! Walks nation-wide, a note from Luke, and a special message from our Executive Director, Ginger Morgan.

These calendars make great gifts for family and friends, your vet, groomers, pet stores, your Great Aunt Bessie from Duluth, and are terrific keepsakes as well.

We know you will enjoy the beautiful layout designed by Brian Kristensen and special features of our one-of-a-kind calendar. Please order yours today!

For orders over 10, please contact Ginger for shipping costs at: ginger@2milliondogs.org.

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