SAN ANTONIO A dog is a great companion to have in the fight against cancer, and dogs may say the same about his or her best friend, too.

Dog lovers came together at McAllister Park on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 to march against cancer as part of the 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk.

Puppy Up! San Antonio raised more than $10,000 through donations and sponsorships collected by participants. The money will be used to explore common links between canine and human cancers through comparative oncology research.

The 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk was inspired by Luke Robinson, who walked his two dogs 2,000 miles from Austin to Boston. It was a promise he had made to his dog, Malcolm, who died from cancer.

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