September 21st, 2022
Follow Grayson and Luke on their Hudson River Walk
On September 21st Luke Robinson and his 3-Legged Great Pyrenees, Grayson, embarked on a 400 mile walk in memory of his companion, Hudson, who died from cancer. The walk roughly follows the Hudson River, after which he was named, from its origin in the Adirondack Mountains to the final mile in New York City.
One Hundred Thousand for Hudson’s Hope
In the 10 weeks that we anticipate for Walk 3, our goal is to raise $100,000 for the Hudson’s Hope Fund at the end of the Final Mile. And with that, we can help our first 10 Fuzzybutts with cancer!
Hudson River Walk
For Luke Robinson’s (Founder of Puppy Up) previous 2 Walks, he wore t-shirts listing the names of dogs, cats and humans who had battled cancer. During those walks, Luke often spoke of the motivation and inspiration he received as he reflected on the growing number of names on the Memorial tees.
For Walk 3, we are keeping that tradition alive. When you make a minimum $30 donation in honor of a companion animal or person to our Tribute Wall, we will add his or her name on Luke’s Walk 3 Tribute Shirt, as well as send you one (1) shirt in your choice of size.
If you want to honor a pet or person on the Tribute Shirt, please donate before November 5th, 2022.
Walk 3 Tribute Shirts will be available for sale until November 5th.
Please click here to make a donation.
Support the Hudson’s Hope Fund
Over the past decade, Robinson has walked a combined 4,000 miles for the two other Great Pyrenees he lost to cancer, Malcolm and Murphy. After the completion of his 2,300 mile first walk from Austin to Boston, Robinson started The Puppy Up Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is eradicating cancer in companion animals.
After he lost his second dog to cancer, Robinson walked the length of the west coast from Canada to Mexico, a 1,700 mile stretch along the Pacific Coast Highway.
For Walk 3, Luke Robinson and his Foundation launched a new program, Hudson’s Hope Fund, with the specific purpose of providing financial assistance for cancer treatment. There are an estimated 6 million new cases of cancer in dogs every year and treatment costs often exceed $10,000.