September 18th 2009 we're attempting to organize the largest dog walk in history to march across the Potomac & assemble in the National Mall. This isn't a fundraising event for any organization including 2 Dogs 2000 Miles. The sole purpose is to bring national attention to the number one killer of adult dogs.
While I personally view the March on DC as the culmination of my own cross country walk, I have applied to Guinness Book of World Records to make it reflect all of our efforts to end canine cancer.
Here's a video about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rGd-79UhuM
All of you have helped in various capacities to make this possible. And now I am personally calling for your help to make the March on DC successful. This country needs to see both the size and scope of the epidemic of canine cancer and to hear our collective voices.
There isn't any federal money earmarked through the NIH and NCI that goes towards comparative oncological research and this is our one shot to change that. I'll be meeting with congresspeople while in DC but we need large numbers there to convince them to listen. And that's not going to be done with petitions but with puppies & people, too.
You know, some of the experts I've talked to have said politicians just aren't interested in non-human cancer and it can't be done. But some said the same thing about me. They said you'll never make it 100 miles. And when we did they said you'll never make it out of Texas. And still we kept on walking.
And we'll keep walking, all the way to the doorsteps of the White House. Whatever it takes. As leaders in the animal community, please help spread the word.
Hudson, Murphy, & Luke