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About Our Organization

It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at a time. Luke Robinson, with his dogs has walked 4,000 miles across America to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease.

The PuppyUp Foundation was formed because of the promise Robinson made years ago, to find out why dogs are getting cancer and why they are getting the same cancers that humans get. Through the PuppyUp Walks, we are building one of the largest pet and people cancer communities in the world. Thousands are walking with us to bring awareness to comparative oncology,the study of cancer in pets and people. The PuppyUp Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.

Our organization will accomplish that mission in the following ways.


Education and Awareness

The field of comparative oncology is relatively new and the PuppyUp Foundation will educate people about its tremendous potential through a global campaign of strategic partnerships, seminars, speaking engagements, social media, events, broadcasts, and other forms of media.

Empowerment and Mobilization

Through The Puppy Up! Walk, we are building one of the largest pet and people cancer communities in the world; from business people to artists to scientists and humanitarians, a partnership forged with the singular purpose of ridding the world of its deadliest disease.

Investment in Research

PuppyUp's scientific objectives are: Broadening our understanding of the links between human and companion animal cancer, creating a cross institutional collaborative platform, developing new approaches to research, and funding translational cancer studies that benefit both pets and people.

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