JOIN US for Blogathon for a Cure!
On February 5th we'll start early and be blogging into the wee hours of the morning.
Why? To help find a cure for both canine and human cancer.
Visit the FOUR blogs below for contests, personal stories, cancer prevention tips and PRIZES!
Use these handy links to hook up with the blogs that are participating. 8AM Saturday, February 5th and running until 2AM Sunday, February 6th,
each of our bloggers will post one blog entry an hour. That’s 18 hours of fun give-aways, contests, trivia, tributes, and just plain jollification.
We are giving away LOTS of prizes, so check back in often to the FOUR participating blogs for your chance to WIN!
Bark 'N Bubbles: gift certificate
The Happy Woof: $25 gift certificate
Dogtopia: $50 gift certificate good at Herndon or Tyson's Corner Locations
The Dog Eaze Inn: One day free daycare
The Dog Eaze Inn: One free Home Away From Home Package with boarding
Whole Pet Central: TWO $50 gift cards
WAGN Enterprises: Skinny pet first aid kit
Rudy's Friends Dog Training: gift certificate for free dog training consultation
Super Pet Expo: EIGHT FREE passes to the Expo in March!
Unleashed Abilities: gift certificate for a free 90 min. private training session
High Hopes Celebration Doggie Cupcake Mix
High Hopes Doggie Birthday Cupcake Mix
42 Rules to Fight Dog Cancer book by Aimee Quemuel
FOUR NOVADog T-shirts
EIGHT NOVADog Magazine annual subscription gift certificates
Dogma Bakery: TWO $25 gift certificates
Fur-Get Me Not: $25 off pet sitting services, $25 off dog daycare service, $50 off dog training!
Fundamentally Dog: One of her brand new T-shirt designs on 100% organic cotton
Goodies from 2 Million Dogs: Puppy Up! T-shirts, doggie bandannas, wrist bands, and calendars
Felix & Oscar: $25 gift certificate
Everything & the Dog—Dog walking and pet sitting: $100 gift certificate
For your chance to win any of these prizes, you must visit the participating BLOGS throughout the day on February 5!
A big THANKS to all of our advertisers and supporters who have agreed to donate some very cool prizes.
Janelle Welch is publisher of NOVADog magazine, and owner of two rescued Pit Bull mixes Chance and Nikki and a Torti cat named Savannah that bosses everyone around. She is blogging in memory of Jake her Beagle Basset Hound mix that succumbed to cancer in December 2009.
Chicks Love Beer
Beth Bates is a professional blogger and digital marketer, so starting a blog seemed the logical way to share her love of beer. Beth is also president and founder at GoodDogz.org, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating potential dog owners on dog selection and care and supporting the efforts of rescue groups. GoodDogz believes that by assisting with good dog-owner matches, it will give each family the best opportunity for a life-long relationship with their new dog and help to keep dogs out of shelters. Beth will be blogging in honor of Hugo, her mastiff who was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.
Daisy and Bob's Blog
Lydia Best the owner of Everything and The Dog, a pet sitting and dog walking service that employs over 100 dog walkers throughout Northern VA. Best became involved with 2 Dogs 2000 Miles (now 2 Million Dogs) after her own dog, Princess Daisy, was diagnosed with a heart-based tumor in 2008. Daisy went on to be the first “Cancer Can't Keep a Good Dog Down” Calendar cover dog in 2009 after she lost her battle to cancer.
Our fund raising efforts will benefit a new hope in cancer research and the 2 Million Dogs Foundation. Founded by Luke Robinson, the 2 Million Dogs Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research. You might remember Luke as the man who walked from Austin to Boston with his two Great Pyrenees dogs Hudson and Murphy to raise awareness and find an end to canine cancer.
The mission of 2 Millions Dogs Foundation (www.2milliondogs.org):
Education and Awareness: The field of comparative oncology is relatively new and 2 Million Dogs 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 the largest pet and people cancer community 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: 2 Million Dogs 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.