Friday, March 5, 2010

Boston News!

Registration for the Boston Puppy Up! Gala Is Now Live!

Luke, Hudson, and Murphy are less than 300 miles from their Boston goal and we’re planning quite a wonderful weekend when they arrive June 18, 2010.

The Boston Planning Committee has been in high gear, working out all the details for The Boys’ arrival in Boston. You can keep up with the events as they unfold by surfing over to our website but here is a basic rundown of what we have planned (all times are EDT):

Friday June 18th
· Event: Reception
· Time: 6-10 PM
· Location: TBA

Saturday June 19th
· Event: Memorial Service and Final Mile
· Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
· Location: Back Bay Fen (subject to park approval)

Prior to sharing the final mile into Boston, friends and supporters of Luke, Hudson, and Murphy from around the country will gather for a brief Memorial Service, June 19th, 2010 9:30 AM EDT. Conducted by a Spiritual Leader from the Boston area, the service will last about 30 minutes. Following the service a moment of silence will be observed so that we might remember all our loved ones touched by cancer. The final mile into Boston, led by Luke, Hudson, and Murphy, will then begin after the Memorial Service, and will end at the Boston Common (subject to park approval).

Saturday June 19th
· Event: Puppy Up! Festival
· Time: 11 AM - 3 PM
· Location: Boston Common (subject to park approval)

Grab your favorite pooch and come party it up on the Boston Common with Luke, Hudson and Murphy while enjoying vendors, animal welfare booths, music, contests and much more.

Saturday June 19th
· Event: Puppy Up! Party, Live & Silent Auctions, Cocktails, Seated Dinner, and Entertainment
· Time: 6 - 11PM
· Location: Fairmont Copley Hotel

Join Luke as he trades his hiking boots for dancing shoes at our Puppy Up! Party. Then enjoy dinner and our live and silent auctions. The funds raised from these events will be used to launch the next phase of 2 Dogs 2000 Miles, which is 2 Million Dogs “Cancer. Touches. Everyone.” Comparative Oncology: A New Hope in Cancer Research.

Sunday June 20th
· Event: Comparative Oncology Summit
· Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
· Location: Fairmont Copley Hotel

And now you can now register at the 2 Million Dogs website to join us in Boston for The Puppy Up! Gala at the Fairmont Copley Hotel; 138 St. James Avenue; Boston, MA 02116 (617) 267-5300

PLUS, The Fairmont Copley is offering a discount rate if you mention 2 Dogs 2000 Miles and book your room before May 18th, 2010. There is a one-time $25.00 pet fee, which is very reasonable. And, you may have more than 1 pet per room for the one-time charge. There is no size limit to dogs, so those of you with big dogs are welcome too. The Fairmont Copley is VERY dog friendly. They even have their own resident Canine Ambassador, Catie Copley.

This is going to be such a fantastic weekend full of all sorts of exciting and wonderful things! So surf on over to the registration page and get your name in. We have a limited number of spots for the Gala on Saturday evening, so please register ASAP!

If you have any questions, please email

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