Monday, September 29, 2014

Dogs Walk Together To Fight Blood Cancers

Did you know that September is Blood Cancer Awareness month?  Last weekend, Isis and I participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Charity Walk in Farmingdale in Long Island, New York.  The event was held on Farmingdale’s Village Green on Main Street.

 
Dozens of dogs and their owners walked down Main Street together in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising awareness and donations.  Farmingdale is a quaint Long Island village, with lots of wonderful restaurants and shops.  We had so much fun meeting all the other dogs and their owners, and a few merchants as we paraded down Main Street and then hung out together on the Village Green.  It was an awesome event and a great way to show support for an important cause!
Lots of doggie lovin' went on all day!!



















Isis did some shopping at Thomas Ellen along the way, then stopped for a brief rest at The Nutty Irishman, a hugely popular Irish Pub!


We made lots of new friends!

It's was a beautiful day & a great time for everyone!
Isis is convinced she found her Mini-Me, a gorgeous puppy named Anya!!
A special thanks to my friends Jodi and Bruce from www.TheHuskyBrothers.com  for putting this awesome event together!  You can see more pics of all the dogs who participated in the walk on their web site.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.


Blood Cancer Facts: Source: LLS
·     Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

·     An estimated combined total of 156,420 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2014.

·     New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2014.


6 comments:

  1. Awesome! We will be walking again in memory of our brother Benny
    Lily & Edward

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    1. That's great, Lily & Edward! Benny would be so happy. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  2. Oh wow that is great, and no, I had no idea!
    Thank you for sharing this :)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. I didn't know either until just before the walk! Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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  3. Such a wonderful and important event! Keep up the good work!

    Yours,

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    1. Thanks Alien! I agree, it is a very worthy cause. Thanks for stopping by our blog today!

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