Packed with nothing more than a backpack, Luke Robinson and his dog set out on a 2,000-mile adventure. These two are walking from northern Washington to the Mexican border for an admirable cause—to raise awareness for canine cancer.
They took a short water break along Pacific Coast Highway, north of Malibu, Friday November 28.
“Pretty treacherous at parts, we had a couple of tight spots, but we’re just glad to have made it this far,” Robinson said.
The amazing duo has been walking since May 10 this year to raise awareness for canine cancer research– a campaign close to Robinson’s heart. He has lost two dogs to different forms of cancer.
“They get brain cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, lymphoma, all the stuff that we get, they get as well,” Robinson said.
Robinson and Indiana always get lots of attention along their way—walking anywhere from 10 to 12 miles per day.
“I think the only thing that bothers him is the sun. We didn’t have that in Central and Northern California, but now the further south that we’re getting, the sun gets a little tiring as the day draws on,” Robinson said.
Robinson founded the Puppy Up Foundation hoping to find common links between cancers that affect both humans and dogs – with about six million diagnosed each year.
Man and dog have about 200 miles to go until they reach their destination. Robinson and Indiana expect to reach San Ysidro by Dec. 14.
“Come out and walk with us for a mile, walk with us for a day, find out what we’re all about,” Robinson said.
Check out their markers below!