Excerpts from 2dogs2000miles.org" "There are many cancer foundations which work towards finding a cure, and while we applaud their efforts, we want to know what?s causing it. The funds raised from the walk will finance the first ever nationwide epidemiological canine cancer study. We do it for the dogs, and for all humanity." "For those who are new to the site, here's where the story began In 2004, Malcolm (a Great Pyrenees) was diagnosed with bone cancer which after amputation and chemotherapy ultimately spread to his lungs. His loss devastated me (Luke, the Big Dog) but became the inspiration behind the 2,400 mile journey from Austin to Boston that I am taking with my two other boys, Hudson and Murphy" (note: the two other boys are his two Great Pyrenees). "Our Mission: Discovering the Cause of Cancer There are many cancer foundations which work towards finding a cure and while we applaud their efforts, we want to know what's causing it." "The funds raised from the walk will finance the first ever nationwide epidemiological canine cancer study." "More Than Just Canine Cancer But the implications of this study are even more far reaching." "Scientists have discovered that the vast majority of cancers found in pets are the same types in humans, which make the dog an ideal model for research. Not only will pets benefit from this study but people, too." "There is another reason, too. By using dogs with pre-existing cancer for studies, it reduces our dependency on lab animals." "We hope you will join our fast growing community and our journey towards ridding the world of cancer!" "We will see you on the road!" The above is excerpted from the homepage of 2dogs2000miles.org. The rest is from me, Vicki Tankersley, a zootooer (LuvYourPets). After seeing the beautiful video on one of this foundation's websites (2dogs2000miles.blogspot.com), I just had to find out more about what these fine people were doing. On Aug 2nd & 3rd they will attend 2 fundraisers in good ol' Memphis, Tennessee to benefit the Fayette County Animal Rescue & Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. If you are in the area at that time go to their website: (2dogs2000miles.org) for more info on this great event! The trio will be needing lots of help on their journey from Austin to Boston, including: shelter, clothing, food & donations, etc. If you took the time to read about this noble cause, I thank you dearly. I would not be putting so much effort into this if I didn't truly believe in the wonderful things Luke & his 2 dogs, plus his wonderful volunteers are doing. puppy up! Vicki Tankersley (LuvYourPets) LuvYourPets08@gmail.com (feel free to email me directly if you find zootoo too cumbersome)
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