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Postby Marinepits » August 13th, 2009, 9:33 pm

http://www.2dogs2000miles.org/

Why We Are Walking Across the Country

In 2004 my dog, Malcolm was diagnosed with bone cancer. Amputation and chemotherapy only slowed its progression and the cancer ultimately metastisized to his lungs. After almost a two year battle, he was given rest.

Malcolm was only six when diagnosed and no one could tell me why or how he got this horrible disease. Dogs are living longer these days said some. It's genetics said others. Or his diet. Perhaps pesticides or administering multiple vaccinations at once.

We've known about cancer for over half a century and that we still don't know these answers was unacceptable to me. And so I sold my truck, put my stuff in storage, & set out on the road with a pack on my back, my boys, Hudson and Murphy, at my side, and a simple belief.

We can discover the cause of canine cancer. After walking over 1000 miles thus far and meeting many thought leaders in veterinary oncology we're beginning to understand the challenges we face off the road to achieve that goal.

And this little cross country walk we're taking is only the beginning...

puppy up!

Hudson, Murphy, and Luke

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Postby Marinepits » August 13th, 2009, 9:41 pm

I'm going to try and get to NYC and/or Hartford to walk with them when they pass through. Anyone want to join me?
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Postby hugapitbull » August 13th, 2009, 10:56 pm

How awesome! Wish I were there.
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Postby blabsforbullies » August 14th, 2009, 2:03 pm

Marinepits wrote:I'm going to try and get to NYC and/or Hartford to walk with them when they pass through. Anyone want to join me?


When is that supposed to be?
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Postby LMM » August 14th, 2009, 2:09 pm

Marinepits wrote:I'm going to try and get to NYC and/or Hartford to walk with them when they pass through. Anyone want to join me?


Oh man I wish I were closer, I would so be down for that. Actually, they might be worth a road trip. Do you know any of the details yet?
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Postby Marinepits » August 14th, 2009, 2:34 pm

Nothing solid yet -- NYC Christmas week, give or take a few days, and Hartford sometime early February depending on weather. When the time gets closer, I'll contact them for specifics.

And I WILL be hitting all of you up for donations! :D
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Postby LMM » August 14th, 2009, 2:54 pm

Marinepits wrote:Nothing solid yet -- NYC Christmas week, give or take a few days, and Hartford sometime early February depending on weather. When the time gets closer, I'll contact them for specifics.

And I WILL be hitting all of you up for donations! :D



Keep me in the loop, a road trip is definitely do-able. Especially NYC at Christmas! :D
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Postby blabsforbullies » August 15th, 2009, 7:14 pm

Marinepits wrote:Nothing solid yet -- NYC Christmas week, give or take a few days, and Hartford sometime early February depending on weather. When the time gets closer, I'll contact them for specifics.

And I WILL be hitting all of you up for donations! :D



When it gets closer, let me know. I don't think I could do the NYC one, but depending on timing, the CT one might be possible. :wink:
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Postby Marinepits » August 15th, 2009, 7:17 pm

:highfive:
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Postby hugapitbull » August 16th, 2009, 12:55 pm

I've just submitted Trouble's story and photo for the 2010 2 Dogs 2000 Miles Canine Cancer Calendar. Paws and fingers crossed she makes the final! :dance:
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Postby madremissy » August 17th, 2009, 1:52 pm

Good Luck Trouble. Everything is crossed here.
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 1st, 2009, 11:43 am

I just got an email from my Aussie rescue list that this will be in DC on Sept 18th...

I won't be able to go walk, but I wish I could!

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Postby Marinepits » November 25th, 2009, 5:44 pm

http://2dogs2000miles.blogspot.com/2009 ... video.html

Thanksgiving Live Video!

Live Video Feed on Thanksgiving Evening!

Hudson, Murphy and Luke will be doing a live video feed Thanksgiving evening from their tent! Time is 9PM EST, 8 CST, and … well, you get the picture – or you will! You’ll be able to see The Boys live from their tent, and type in questions for Luke to answer. You’ll be able to hear his responses as well. He won’t see or hear us (so you can stay on the comfy couch as you recover from Thanksgiving dinner), but we’ll see and hear him and be able to interact via the web. Simply log in as a “guest” using a screen name of your choice. It’s easy and should be a lot of fun. If this works out, Luke would like to do more video feeds for the remainder of the walk. So, come join us Thanksgiving evening at 9PM EST!


video feed link here: https://admin.acrobat.com/_a1013175985/r77096457/
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Postby Marinepits » February 5th, 2010, 9:11 am

The team will be on the Today show this morning! :rock:
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Postby Marinepits » February 5th, 2010, 9:50 am

They're up next segment!
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Postby Pit♥bull » February 5th, 2010, 10:53 am

Just saw it, Luke did GREAT :) :)
Although they cut him off short... :(
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Postby Marinepits » February 5th, 2010, 10:59 am

I know! I was like "WHAT? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IN BOSTON? WHAT IS PHASE TWO? DON'T CUT TO COMMERCIAL, DAMMIT!" :lol3: I'll have to check out his blog later today.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » October 10th, 2010, 11:27 am

Anyone attending one of the 2 Million dogs walks?

http://www.2milliondogs.org/walks

I think we're heading to Richmond VA for their walk. Too bad I can't bring one of my dogs with me.
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Postby Pit♥bull » October 10th, 2010, 8:54 pm

Is everyone aware that Lukes 'Murphy' has been diagnosed with nasal cancer :(
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Postby plebayo » October 10th, 2010, 10:24 pm

Pit♥Bull wrote:Is everyone aware that Lukes 'Murphy' has been diagnosed with nasal cancer :(
http://2dogs2000miles.blogspot.com/2010 ... ancer.html


Awww man... I just learned of this guy from Dogs 101 last night... I hope to walk with him in Washington in November. Hopefully whatever therapy he chooses helps.
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