Dogs Walk Together To Fight Blood Cancers

Did you know that September is Blood Cancer Awareness month?  Last weekend, Icy 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!!

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

We made lots of new friends!

It's was a beautiful day & a great time for everyone!

Icy is convinced she found her Mini-Me, a gorgeous puppy named Anya!!

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.


Two French Bulldogs said...

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

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

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

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