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Seattle, Auburn hosting '2 Million Dog March' events

Seattle, Auburn hosting '2 Million Dog March' events

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

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KING5.com

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 18 at 11:42 AM

Seattle and Auburn are two of a dozen cities across the country that will participate in The 2 Million Dog March for canine cancer research on Nov. 7.

2MillionDogs.org says it all began with Luke Robinson and his two dogs, Hudson and Murphy, who walked from Austin, Texas to Boston, Mass., inspired by the loss of Robinson's Great Pyrenees to cancer.

As they walked, they shared Malcolm’s story and educated people about cancer in dogs. Robinson's vision was to see 2,000,000 dogs walking simultaneously all across the United States for cancer.

The website says like people, companion animals get brain, breast, bone & lung cancer; lymphoma and melanoma and scientists have discovered that the malignant cells are biologically comparable. The mission is to find the causes of cancers and their common link in both pets and people.

The Seattle event will be held in Seward Park. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and the 2-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. Click here for registration information. The Auburn walk is at Roegner Park. Check-in is at 10:30 a.m. and the 2-mile walk begins at 11:30 a.m. Click here for registration info.

Check out the Puppy Up! Facebook page.

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