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One man, two dogs, 2,400 miles

By jim Published: March 4, 2009

Luke Robinson is basically just taking his dogs on a walk -- of course, its 2,400 miles long. Read the story at Cincinnati.com or follow Luke Robinson's journey at 2dogs2000miles.org.

Walking to discover the cause of canine cancer

Why We Are Walking Across the Country

In 2004 my dog, Malcolm was diagnosed with bone cancer. Amputation and chemotherapy only slowed its progression and the cancer ultimately metastisized to his lungs. After almost a two year battle, he was given rest.

Malcolm was only six when diagnosed and no one could tell me why or how he got this horrible disease. Dogs are living longer these days said some. It's genetics said others. Or his diet. Perhaps pesticides or administering multiple vaccinations at once.

We've known about cancer for over half a century and that we still don't know these answers was unacceptable to me. And so I sold my truck, put my stuff in storage, & set out on the road with a pack on my back, my boys, Hudson and Murphy, at my side, and a simple belief.

We can discover the cause of canine cancer. After walking over 1000 miles thus far and meeting many thought leaders in veterinary oncology we're beginning to understand the challenges we face off the road to achieve that goal.

And this little cross country walk we're taking is only the beginning...

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