Friday, October 22, 2010

Seattle's 2Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk Gains Momentum - And Sponsors!


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Contact:          Lee Somerstein
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October 22, 2010

AMCS Signs as Major Sponsor for Seattle’s 2Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk

(Seattle, WA)  The Department of Oncology and Internal Medicine at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk, scheduled for November 7th at Seattle’s Seward Park. AMCS’s generous donation puts Seattle in the lead as the top fundraiser among the dozen cities across the country participating in this inaugural event. 

“I’m very excited to have AMCS as a charter sponsor for this important event,” said Dr. Chelsea Tripp, DVM, MS, who joined the Medial Center’s Department of Oncology in July.

Dr. Tripp received her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri and completed an internship at Animal Cancer Specialists in Seattle. She is returning home after completing a three-year residency in medical oncology at Washington State University, where she also earned a Master’s Degree in that field.

2 Million Dogs’ is working to eradicate both human and canine cancer through investing in comparative oncology studies. “Comparative oncology” refers to the similarities between human and canine cancer cells. The money raised by the November 7th walks in cities around the country will help fund leading edge cancer research institutions in this exciting field of comparative oncology and canine cancer.

2 Million Dogs 2 Miles was conceived by Luke Robinson who, after losing his dog Malcolm to metastatic bone cancer, walked with his two other dogs, Hudson and Murphy, from Austin to Boston, to raise awareness for canine cancer research. It took them two years to complete their journey.  Luke later formed 2 Million Dogs, with the belief that if two dogs can walk 2000 miles to educate people about canine cancer, surely two million dogs can walk 2 miles.
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Details about the Seattle walk can be found at: https://2md2m.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/SeattleWAPuppyUpWalk/tabid/234887/Default.aspx

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http://www.animalmedicalspecialists.com/news