Please help me in my efforts to raise money for the Smiling Blue Skies Walk for Canine Cancer.
If you know me, you know that I have a passion for Golden Retrievers. They are such beautiful loving creatures with a joy for life and hearts of gold...... unfortunately these amazing dogs are so very prone to developing cancer.
My first Golden Retriever, Kroosh, died at 8 years of age of Lymphoma in 1998. He was my best friend growing up and introduced me to dog shows and obedience trials. He truly had a heart of gold and was loved by all who knew him. Following the heartbreak of losing Kroosh, Jinx came into my life. He too was a beautiful, loving big red boy. He taught me so much during his life, yet Cancer took him from me all too soon. Jinx died at 9 years of age of Hemangiosarcoma (tumor of the spleen). Hemangiosarcoma is the silent killer, by the time the dog shows symptoms ... it is too late. OVC Pet Trust Fund is working on a simple blood test for early detection so that treatment may begin before it has spread.
Sadly I lost my beloved Cedar just after last years walk. He was my everything and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. Once again I add a dog to my “list” ..... and that list of my own and friends that have lost dogs to cancer keeps growing :(
100% of the money raised goes to the OVC Pet Trust-Animal Cancer Fund. Please visit www.smilingblueskies.com or www.pettrust.ca/cancer to learn more about the studies and research that is being conducted in the hopes to make life better for those affected and to find a cure.
Puzzle (age 9), Scrabble (age 5) and I will be walking on Sunday April 29 in the Smiling Blue Skies Walk for Cancer for those that have lost their battle and for those who should never have to battle cancer.
In the last several years many of my friends lost their beloved Goldens to Cancer. This year I will be walking not only for Kroosh, Jinx and Cedar but also for "Fisher" Doucette, "Sophie" Sipus, "Beacon" Stanley, "Everett" Williams, "Riley" Beber and "Tucker" Kingsbury, “Maggie” Zakowski, and all of my friends that have lost their beloved friends to cancer
Thank you Kathie Stoner and Barb Reinwart for your paper donations!!
Please help me reach my goal.
Leanne, Puzzle & Scrabble