Saturday, July 17, 2010

From Austin to Boston - On Foot!

Last year we learned about the 2,300 mile trek that Luke Robinson was undertaking with his two dogs, Hudson and Murphy, to raise awareness about canine cancer. Luke's two year journey from Austin to Boston was inspired by his late dog Malcolm, who fought a brave battle with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer that typically affects giant and large breed dogs like Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and others.

One of Malcolm's front legs had to be amputated, but he was able to quicly adapt to life on three legs. Luke explains, "Within two weeks he had learned to balance his 120 pound frame without assistance, and not too much later, it was if he was born three-legged."

Malcolm spent several years as a tripod before succumbing to caner in early 2006. As a result, Luke decided to honor his beloved dog's memory by embarking on a journey to raise awareness about canine cancer and generate funds for research by the Animal Cancer Foundation.

It took two years and three months, but Luke and his faithful companions, Hudson and Murphy, finally walked the final mile into Boston last month! Check out the news clip below:

1 comment:

Vicki T said...

Incredibly inspiring story. And what a great adventure for the two pups that accompanied Luke!