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Please Come to Denver in November

Posted by Erich Trapp on October 20, 2011

Allison and Pythagorus. (c) Allison Mae Photography.

Bring your pups and join in the fun and festivities for the Puppy Up! Walk at Stapleton Central Park in Denver, Colorado on November 6th  from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. In addition to the 2-mile walk, we will be having A Puppy Up! Festival that will include human and canine entertainment such as music, flyball, agility and disc dogs. Our Puppy Up! Market will include pet businesses and pet cancer organizations along with human cancer organizations. Be prepared to come out and do a little early Christmas shopping. We will also have food vendors. Register online here.

Our Grand Marshalls/Cancer Heroes for the walk are Allison, an 11- year old brain tumor survivor and Pythagoras, a St. Bernard who is battling bone cancer.

Allison epitomizes the phrase “Puppy Up!” In addition to fighting back against a brain tumor, Allison decided to do something to help other families going through the pain and loneliness of cancer by starting The Stinkbug Project. Allison makes and sells dog biscuits, using the proceeds to purchase prison-trained dogs to give to other children who are battling cancer.

Pythagoras is a very handsome, gentle St. Bernard. You can learn more about Pythagoras here .

Guy Gilchrist

The Puppy Up! Denver Walk will also feature special appearances by Guy Gilchrist, Wendy Francisco, Doug Koktavy, Allison Mae, and Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog.

Guy is a singer/songwriter, author, and syndicated cartoonist of Today’s Dogg, Nancy, and The Muppets. He is also an animal advocate. Come out and walk for 2 Million Dogs.org and have Guy to draw a cartoon/caricature of YOUR DOGG .

Wendy Francisco and Caspian.

Wendy is an artist, writer and musician. She created the popular You tube video, God and Dog and released a book by the same title. Wendy and her husband, singer/songwriter Don Francisco live in Colorado with many animals including their dog Casper, who is 3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd.

Our animal entertainment will feature Angelyne, the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog.

Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog and owner Eric Melvin

Learn more about Angelyne and her best friend Eric Melvin here.

Award winning author and local Denverite, Doug Koktavy will be autographing his book The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer. This book is the perfect remedy for anyone who is dealing with a terminal illness in their pet or who

Doug Koktavy

has suffered the loss of a beloved pet.

Allison Mae, our Official Event Photographer, will be capturing the memories from The Puppy Up! Denver Walk.

And finally, to mix things up a bit, we even have

Samantha Jo Staggs

opera singer Samantha Jo Staggs. Ms. Staggs not only sings opera, but is also trade show coordinator at Precious Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory in Fort Collins, CO., the pet cemetery owned by her family.

Please “like” The First Puppy Up! Denver Walk on Facebook  and follow us on twitter at PuppyUpDenver.
For more information on the Puppy Up! Walk in Denver, please contact Hope Lisle, Puppy Up! Denver Walk Manager at: 303.718.3442.



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Featured Walk – Puppy Up! Fort Collins, Colorado

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 2, 2010

Claire and Bailey just before her surgery in 2006.

Special Thanks to Guest Blogger Claire Preston

On May 22, 2006 I lost my 12 year old Cocker Spaniel, Bailey.  She had liver cancer and developed complications immediately following the surgery that was supposed to extend her life.  Losing her left a gaping hole in my world.  She was the bright spot of each and every day of the 9 years we spent together.  My fondest memory of her will always be her role as my co-pilot during our cross-country drive when she and I moved to Colorado just five short months before she died.  She smelled every rest stop and hotel room along the way, was fascinated at the sight of black squirrels in Iowa, barked at cows

Claire, Luke, and Murphy at Estes Park in August 2010.

in Nebraska, and then thoroughly mapped out every inch of our new home as if it were her most important assignment ever.  She was my co-pilot, my protector, and my best friend.  She stayed with me in our new home long enough to make sure I’d be okay without her, looking out for me until the very end.

“Cancer.  Touches.  Everyone.”  Not for much longer if I can help it.  Cancer took Malcolm from Luke Robinson, but he decided to fight back.  Cancer brought Luke and Murphy to my doorstep in Fort Collins where Murphy started fighting back.  Cancer took my Bailey and now it’s my turn to fight back by joining Luke and 2 Million Dogs in their quest to eradicate cancer.  And my precious little Bailey will be my co-pilot every step of the way.

Please join our fight against cancer on November 7th.  A cancer-free world starts with one dog, one mile at a time.  Register for the Fort Collins, CO walk  here or visit our local website.  If you can’t join us that day, please consider making a donation on my personal fundraising page.  Thank you for your support!

Claire Preston

Fort Collins volunteers, brainstorming over lunch.

Treasurer & Ft. Collins City Leader

Sunday, November 7, 2010
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Rain or Shine

Fossil Creek Park
Oval Pavilion
5821 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO  80525
Fossil Creek Park

Schedule of Events:
12:00 PM – Registration, Check-in & Festivities Begin
1:00 PM – 2 Mile Walk Begins
4:00 PM – Event Concludes

For much more info, please see our local website at http://www.PuppyUpFC.com

Vendor Booths, Demonstrations, Raffle, Prizes, Music, Food and more!
Arrive early ~ goodie bags will be given to the first 100 registrants to check-in.

Pre-register online by November 5th = $20.00/person
Day-of registration = $25.00/person
(Registration fee can be donated by you or fund-raised.  Kids 14 and under are free!)

CONGRATULATIONS go to Fort Collins for raising the most funds! Their special guests will be Hudson, Murphy, and Luke!

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