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2 MILLION DOGS 2 MILES Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/25/2013: 2 MILLION DOGS 2 MILES

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AKA  2 Million Dogs
Memphis, TN

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2 MILLION DOGS 2 MILES Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/25/2013: 2 MILLION DOGS 2 MILES

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: 2 MILLION DOGS 2 MILES

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Also Known As: 2 Million Dogs
Physical Address: Memphis, TN 38114 
EIN: 26-3780773
Web URL: 2milliondogs.org 
Blog URL: 2milliondogs.org/page/16/blogs/2-million... 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
H Medical Research
H30 Cancer Research
Ruling Year: 2009 


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Mission Statement

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. Our organization will accomplish that mission in the following ways. Education and AwarenessThe field of comparative oncology is relatively new and 2 Million Dogs will educate people about its tremendous potential through a global campaign of strategic partnerships, seminars, speaking engagements, social media, events, broadcasts, and other forms of media. Empowerment and MobilizationThrough 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. Investment in Research2 Million Dogs scientific objectives are: Broadening our understanding of the links between human and companion animal cancer, creating a cross institutional collaborative platform, developing new approaches to research, and funding translational cancer studies that benefit both pets and people.

Legitimacy Information

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June 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $156,572
Total Expenses $66,019

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2013)

Ginger Morgan

Term:

Since June 2010

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in June 2013

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Programs

Program: Puppy Up! Walks (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2013)

Budget:
$10,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Puppy Up! Walks are held across the country to educate, raise awareness for comparative oncology and to raise funds for resea.rch

Program Long-Term Success:

Through education the public about the similarities between canine cancers and human cancers we hope to increase funding for research. Through research we plan to find the causes of cancer.

Program Short-Term Success:

We hope to educate pet owners on the early warning signs of cancer in their companion animals. Hopefully, resulting in early diagnoses and treatment.

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