3300 N Park Road 33021
9:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
Pets | Animals
Mark your calendars for Puppy Up Walk! November 4, 2012
9am to 1pm
Admission: $20 registration
Benefiting: 2 Million Dogs (canine and human cancer research)
It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at a time. Luke Robinson, with his two dogs, walked 2000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease. Now that their 2000 mile walk is over, they need your help to continue fulfilling the promise. 2 Million Dogs was formed on the premise that if 2 dogs can walk 2000 miles to bring awareness to canine cancer and comparative oncology, then 2 million dogs should be able to walk 2 miles. On November 4, 2012, we are planning the first annual Puppy Up! Walk in Broward County which will be one of over 40 Walks across the country this year. Through these Walks, we are building the largest pet and people cancer community in the world; from business people to artists to scientists and humanitarians, a partnership forged with the singular purpose of ridding the world of its deadliest disease. Through our Puppy Up! Walks we are raising funds to invest in canine cancer and comparative oncology research. In 2011, we donated $50,000 to Princeton University for their Molecular Study of Canine Mammary Tumor Development and Progression: from Genome To Clinical Outcome. Mammary tumors are the most common tumors in intact female dogs, and in humans, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women - approximately one in eight women develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Mammary tumors in dogs and breast cancer in women have many similarities, both in terms of risk factors and biology. Our scientific objectives are: broadening our understanding of the links between human and companion animal cancer, creating a cross institutional collaborative platform, developing new approaches to research, and funding additional comparative oncology research studies that benefit both pets and people. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Hollywood, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!