Golden Retrievers Collect To Honor The Late Boston Marathon Canine


Golden Retrievers gathered and walked to the Boston Marathon end line on April 16 to honor their fallen buddy, Spencer the Boston Marathon Canine.

The gathering was organized by MA Golden Meetups, a bunch that organizes completely different meetups and occasions for Golden retrievers.

One among Spencer’s homeowners, Wealthy Powers, mentioned he was overwhelmed by the gesture. “Simply to know that so many individuals care. I imply, the outpouring of assist for us is simply completely superb,” Powers informed WBUR.

MA Golden Meetups’ co-founder, Elisha Bussiere, informed CBS Boston that they have been truly holding an occasion when information of Spencer’s passing broke.

And that’s when the thought to honor Spencer throughout the marathon took place. “One of many members recommended why don’t we’ve a illustration on the Boston Marathon since Spencer received’t be there this yr and it simply grew from there. It was an exquisite thought,” mentioned Bussiere.

The group additionally offered “Golden Robust” bandanas for the Boston Marathon occasion. They usually have been in a position to increase about $1000, which went to Spencer’s homeowners.

The cash is reportedly going to be donated to Morris Animal Basis, a non-profit group which works to analysis a sort of most cancers referred to as hemangiosarcoma.

In 2022, Spencer was recognized with a cancerous tumor and sadly lost the battle to cancer in February 2023.

Spencer gained paw-pularity because the “Boston Marathon Canine” for holding his “Boston Robust” flag at Mile 3 to greet and cheer on runners since 2015.

And for being a “beacon of hope”, he was even named because the Official Canine of the 126th Boston Marathon by the Boston Marathon final yr.

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