Please join me, and the hundreds of others participating in Czar’s Promise Dog Walk, to raise funds to prevent and fight cancer in both people and dogs. Jim and I have participated in several fund raising walks to prevent and treat cancer in the past, but this one will be especially meaningful. I joined this important effort many months ago as a sponsor, but then, well, it became a bit more personal.
As most of you know, Willie died on April 15th of pulmonary adenocarcinoma. He was only twelve and a half years old, and just weeks before he died he was working sheep, playing tug with Maggie and running like a race horse on long walks in the woods. We moved heaven and earth to try to save him, but we couldn’t.
Enough is enough–this is a battle we just have to win. We owe it to ourselves and to our best friends. Czar’s Promise is a very special organization initiated by a very special woman, in honor of her Great Pryenees dog, Czar, who died of osteosarcoma. The organization not only funds research at UW-Madison on cancer prevention and treatment in children and dogs, it also provide funds and support to those whose dogs are battling cancer. It is a unique and amazing organization, and I’m honored to support it.
Jim and I will be walking in solidarity with others on Saturday May 11th, as one way to raise funds for cancer research and to support those whose loved ones are fighting it. We will be there with hearts both broken and brimming with love. Please join us anyway you can–by contributing funds of any amount, or by signing up for the walk. Willie will be there too, I just know he will.
The noble Czar, Tulip’s boyfriend and a dear, dear dog who I still miss. You can read more about him here. I hope you can join me, Jim and his human, the indomitable Beth Viney, in this important effort.