It never ceases to amaze me how much goodness and generosity can come from something as awful as cancer. But time and time again I have met or read about other pet guardians who have refused to let cancer dampen their hope for a cure and their willingness to help others — even after their own beloved companions have lost the battle to this disease. To me, it’s yet another way that our canine friends use their gifts of unconditional love and perpetual optimism to bring out the best in us and to teach us that no matter what, we have to keep moving forward and make the most of the time we have here.
Luke Robinson is an example of someone who did not let the loss of his beloved Great Pyrenees named Malcom to osteosarcoma stop him from continuing to fight the good fight. In Malcolm’s honor, and for the benefit of every other pup who has bravely fought cancer, Luke created 2 Dogs, 2000 Miles, a plan to walk 2400 miles from Austin to Boston, with his other two dogs, Hudson and Murphy. All proceeds raised from this mammoth undertaking will go towards funding a study not to find a CURE for canine cancer, but to identify the CAUSE. How amazing would it be if we could know more about preventing cancer before it ever occurs?
Luke, Hudson and Murphy are already on their journey, but they still need our help. If you can donate to their cause or help support them along the route, please do. Like the journey with cancer, this will be long and difficult at times, but with the support of friends and the willingness to keep putting one foot in front of the other, I know that Luke and his boys will be successful in their journey.
To learn more about 2 Dogs, 2000 miles and how you can help, please visit http://www.2dogs2000miles.org/.
For more information about Georgia’s Legacy and canine cancer, please visit www.fightcaninecancer.com.