PuppyUp Walk comes to Denver to raise funds for cancer education, research

(PR NewsChannel) / October 20, 2015 / MEMPHIS, Tenn. 
Courtesy of Allison Mae Photography

Courtesy of Allison Mae Photography

Local dog lovers, in partnership with the PuppyUp Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that funds comparative oncology research benefiting both pets and people, will be holding the 5th Annual PuppyUp Denver Two-mile Walk on November 7 at Stapleton Central Park in Denver.

Through PuppyUp walks and other educational campaigns, the PuppyUp Foundation is building one of the largest pet and people cancer communities in the world. Like people, companion animals develop cancer: brain, breast, bone and lung cancer; lymphoma and melanoma are all common in pets, which are exposed to the same environmental factors as humans. Veterinary oncologists believe there are between four and eight million new cases of cancer in companion animals every year.

It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at a time. Luke Robinson, along with his dogs, has walked 4,000 miles across America to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease.

_Puppy Up! 2014 resizedThe PuppyUp Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.  The organization will accomplish that mission through education and awareness, empowerment and mobilization, and investment in research.

To date, the PuppyUp Foundation has funded approximately $400,000 in cancer research in the areas of osteosarcoma, breast and bladder cancer, as well as mast cell tumors.  Past recipients of our grants include; Princeton with University of Pennsylvania, MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute, Animal Medical Center with Sloan Kettering, and the University of Wisconsin.

Registration starts at 8:00 am and opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 am with the walk immediately following. Goodie bags will be given out to the first 100 preregistered participants.

_MG_0264Come out and enjoy a day of fun in the park with your dog including human and canine entertainment, food, vendors and doggie games. Nationally syndicated cartoonist Guy Gilchrist (Nancy, The Muppets, Today’s Dogg) will be drawing and singing. The SuperSonic Disc Dogs and Eric and Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog will also be performing.

We appreciate the continued support from our Gold Paw Sponsors: Mile High Dog, Uhli Photography and Paws in Motion Photography.

Preregistration by November 6th is $20 per person; free for kids 14 and under; kids must be accompanied by an adult. Registration the day of the walk is $30 per person.

For more on the PuppyUp walk or to register, please visit www.puppyupdenver.kintera.org

Hope Parker

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SOURCE:  Puppy Up Foundation

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