Monthly Archives: October 2012
The 2 Million Dogs – Puppy Up! Fort Myers, FL walk will be held on November 4th, 2012 at the Petco in the Forum located at 9380 Dynasty Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33905-5574
This event is all about raising money for comparative oncology studies and awareness of canine cancer. We are looking for vendors and sponsors and people willing to donate items for the silent auction. We also want people to register to come out and walk with their dogs. Click here for more information on this event and to make a donation.
It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at time. Luke Robinson with his two dogs walked 2000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease.
2 Million Dogs was formed on the belief that if 2 dogs can walk 2000 miles to bring awareness to cancer surely 2 million dogs can walk 2 miles. 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.
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.
Sign up for a 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk… there will never be a better time like this to Puppy Up! against cancer.
A cancer-free world starts with one dog, each mile at a time.
The monies raised through the November 4th, Fort Myers event and subsequent events, will be used to partner with leading cancer research institutions to help further their work in the leading-edge field of comparative oncology.
Just like humans, dogs naturally develop cancer. The work of clinical veterinary oncologists in using naturally occurring cancers in animals to better understand and treat cancer in humans is called comparative oncology. There are several factors that make comparative oncology important in the fight against human cancer:
- Pets are exposed to many of the same environmental risks as people
- The cancer cells are biologically comparable
- There is a large population of cats and dogs with pre-existing cases of cancer
- Cancer occurs in pets within years compared to decades in humans.
2 Million Dogs grew from a cross-country walk by Luke Robinson of Austin, TX and his two dogs Hudson and Murphy. They walked from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise Luke made to his dog Malcolm, a Great Pyrenees who died from cancer. Luke later formed 2 Million Dogs with the belief that if two dogs can walk 2000 miles to raise awareness about canine cancer surely two million dogs can walk 2 miles.
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Recent articles and media coverage about comparative oncology
SANIBEL SENSATIONS JOINS THE FIRST ANNUAL RHYTHM AND REELS REDFISH TOURNAMENT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 5-7 IN CAPE CORAL, FL
Sanibel Sensations – a Collection of Visual and Aroma Therapy from Sanibel Island – will be participating in the Rhythm and Reels Redfish Tournament and Music Festival on October 5th through the 7th at The Resort at MarinaVillage and Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral, FL – (October 1, 2012) Sanibel Sensations will be participating as a vendor at this year’s Rhythm and Reels Redfish Tournament and Music Festival in Cape Coral on October 5th – 7th. Sanibel Sensations brings the beauty and relaxation of Sanibel Island via a collection of “Visual Therapy” in seascapes, sunsets and nature photography beautifully matted and frame ready or already framed and ready for showcasing in your favorite space. Sanibel Sensations also offers “The Scents of Sanibel” which are exquisite blends of aromatic oils that immediately transport you to a summer day at the beach. The combination of beautiful beach photography and aromatherapy scents is a healing, soothing and calming experience that is just like taking the beach with you anywhere you go in order to experience it whenever you like. Sanibel Sensations products are available via the website at www.SanibelSensations.com for those who can’t make the event.
The Resort at MarinaVillage and Tarpon Point Marina host the First Annual Rhythm and Reels Redfish Tournament and Music Festival in Cape Coral, October 5th through the 7th. This three-day event is centered on the Redfish Tournament offering multiple cash prizes, including a grand prize of $8,000!
Concerts and local music will be featured at the Music Festival Grounds at Tarpon Point Marina starting on Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th. Music concerts include Deb & The Dynamics on Friday and, on Saturday, there will be an all day music festival featuring local band, PUSH followed by legendary bands, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Blue Oyster Cult!
This family friendly weekend event offers kid’s activities provided by the Resort Activities Team and Bass Pro Shops will have a booth on site and will be providing additional activities for kids throughout the weekend. There will also be a wide variety of vendors available during the event offering items for purchase for guests to enjoy.
About Sanibel Sensations –
Sanibel Sensations was created by Lib Sargent, a Registered Nurse in Hospice, as a way to offer a sense of calmness and relaxation for patients during their time of healing and end of life process. The visual, aromatherapy and relaxation helps tremendously with patients dealing with pain, stress and anxiety. Always striving to give her patients a little extra TLC, Lib implemented the visual and aromatic therapy along with soothing sounds of musical relaxation to aid in their healing and calming moments. The results were instantaneous and astounding as patient after patient began to feel at peace, relaxed as well as mentally and emotionally stronger than before. Their recovery was quicker and they enjoyed the nostalgic and entrancing beach experience of peace, calm and contentment offered by Lib’s Sanibel Sensations therapy.
“The soothing images of the Sanibel and natural aesthetic beauty of the island are meant to serve as a visual healing therapy, promoting relaxation an overall sense of serenity and well-being for all those who behold it.
“Scents of Sanibel” are an exquisite blend of Jasmine, Mandarin, Vanilla, Coconut and Musk essential oils. Our island fragrances and room diffusers will gently remind you of a summer day at the beach whether you are home or at the office. The scents are meant to create a strong sense of calmness, peace and contentment relieving the stress of everyday life.
Sanibel Sensations, “Scents of Sanibel” is now available at Amy’s Something Special Boutique located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL. Our Sanibel Gallery can be viewed at Sandalfoot Condominium 671 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL. Future locations will soon be announced. A personal showcase viewing is available upon request at no charge.
Lib Sargent of Sanibel Sensations, Inc. can be reached at (508) 564-8222 or via email at Lib@SanibelSensations.com and products are available for sale via the website on www.SanibelSensations.com. Sanibel Sensations can be found on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/scentsofsanibel and on twitter at: https://twitter.com/SanibelSensatio