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Sunday, April 19, 2009

DogsWalk Against Cancer

In this hard economic time, it is true and undeniable that people feel they can barely take care of themselves, let alone give to others in need. And then there are those heartbreaking stories of people with mentally unhinged thoughts murdering their spouses, their children, and then themselves as the only way out of a hard situation. I don't know about you, but I can barely read the news; I'm too sensitive to the emotions it evokes.

And even though I haven't mention it, because it is just plain too emotional to talk about, I've been very sad lately because my sweet Sena's birthday came and she would have been 13 if cancer hadn't taken her (as well as wiped out 90% of her entire litter).

Recently I learned about the American Cancer Society Dogswalk to raise funds for both human AND animal cancer research. Now I am starting to feel better because I can actively participate in helping others who may face the same sorrow I did.

As a result, I have formed Team SMK* to participate in Dogswalk Against Cancer, a unique event on May 3 in Riverside Park to raise money in support of the American Cancer Society's mission to fight cancer in people and animals.

Please take a look at Team SMK's fundraising page, and either join the team or make a secure online donation. Your donation could be as little as $5 and it will help in reaching our goal before May 3. All contributions are tax deductible and will support the lifesaving research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs of the American Cancer Society.

Every bit helps, so thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

Go Team SMK!

*SMK stands for Sena, Murphy, Kasey: the names of my family's dogs lost to cancer.


♥georgie♥ said...

I have not heard of dogs walk...what a great cause! so sorry for loss being an animal lover I feel your heartache...(((HUGS)))

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Jen said...

What a great cause, I will definitely check it out.

And in response to your question - NSV is non-scale victory, good for all the other milestones we reach on this journey to health.

Carolina Girl said...

Count me in for a donation...I forwarded it to some friends also.

MizFit said...

I hadnt heard of the walk either.
I need to go check it out as, around here, the dogs are as beloved as the Toddler.


Sarah said...

What a great cause! Thanks for letting us know about this. I lost my dog over 2 years ago and some days it feels like it happened yesterday. I'll definitely check this out.

Ramona said...

What a great cause! I just lost my best friend, Sheba, to cancer last month. And I lost Miracle to AIHA last August. I know the hurt well. My heart goes out to all who have lost their fur babies to this dreaded disease.

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