LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A national campaign is stopping in Little Rock Thursday to raise awareness and help fight against cancer in animals.
The national nonprofit organization, 2 Million Dogs, is hosting an event to share information as part of its Summer of Murphy Tour. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Little Rock Animal Village, located at 4500 Kramer Street in Little Rock.
2 Million Dogs has built the largest pet and people cancer community in the world to advocate for comparative oncology, an emerging field of study that is broadening the understanding of the links between human and animal cancer.
"The field of comparative oncology is relatively new, however it has tremendous potential to give us key insights to what's causing cancer across species," said Ginger Morgan, executive director of 2 Million Dogs. "Comparative oncology is important and necessary if we want a world in which cancer is no longer one of the top killers of our children, our parents, and our pets."
At Thursday's event, the organization's cofounder, Luke Robinson, will enlist volunteers and supporters for November's Puppy Up! Walk in Burns Park. For more information about 2 Million Dogs, click here.