10.09.2013

October 8, 2013

White Dog is helping me organize a Candle Light Vigil to honor the Warriors, Survivors and Those Who Give Care to those who meet the personal challenge of battling the c monster within their own bodies. November is National Canine Cancer Awareness Month. It is also a month of awareness of human lung, carcinoid, pancreatic, and stomach cancers. Family Caregivers are honored in November as well.

We began our foundation, Paws To People, Bridges To Cures, to fight this universal evil through comparative oncology studies. This promising research unites the veterinary and human medical fields in a single goal to jointly seek the causes, preventions and cures to rid the world of a disease that takes too many too soon. The fight is still our primary battle although we now seek to apply the same wondrous approach to research in other catastrophic diseases that affect both humans and pets.

One of the strongest, most meaningful parts of our "serious" Events is our Tribute Wall. It has been a centerpiece of our previous Walks and always provides a oasis of memory, honor, and yes, tears, too. It is an essential part of why we do what we do.
Tribute Wall from our first Walk in 2011.
In the past, so many of you who have lost loved ones, both two- and four-legged, have been kind enough to share a photo, a story or memory, and have allowed us the honor of walking with his or her spirit. The photo shows our Tribute Wall from a past Walk. We have saved those stories and photos and lovingly bring them with us every time we build that wall. It is in those stories that people connect and share and find hope. Your Warriors are never forgotten but guide us and give us strength.

So as we plan not a Walk this year, but a beautiful Candlelight Vigil in the twilight of November we ask again for you, our Blog Family, to be a part of honoring and remembering and paying tribute to heroes, both animal and human. Share your stories, please, by sending them to the White Dog Army at sehismith@aol.com Help us build a bridge of love and honor that will tell cancer that we WILL win and that its days are numbered.

Thanks for your participation.

15 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

This is a very good cause. A candlelight vigil will be a very nice tribute!

meowmeowmans said...

What a great and important vigil this will be. Thank you, WDA! By when do you need submissions?

KB Bear said...

A Candlelight Vigil sounds perfect. Thank you for never forgetting.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

That is a very good question, Meowmeowmans...If I can get submissions by November 1, that will give me time to nicely print out everyone's Tribute in preparation for adding it to the Wall.

Jake of Florida said...

Sue, By story, can it be just a few tales of our boy's life and then a bit more about the awful cancer? With a photo or two? Any financial contributions?

Joan

Brian said...

That is such a wonderful and heartfelt event.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We think this is such a beautiful tribute to honor and remember all those touched by the evil C.
love
tweedles

Random Felines said...

we think that is lovely....

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I also wanted to say thank you again and again for sending moneys to help me with my back surgery. Your so very kind- and I know I said thank you- but I wanted to again.
love
tweedles

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Jake of Florida, Joan by story I mean anything you desire to share from an eulogy to a funny story to a shared moment to the cancer fight to a simple dates and "we love you" ...Really, share your boy in a manner that most gives you comfort. Include as many photos as you would like to share; I try to fight each tribute on a standard sized sheet of paper. No financial contribution. The WDA vowed when we started our mission to never forget those in our Blog family who have been such an inspiration and we are honored to stand with those stories and spirits as we fight the c monster.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy mates, we remember last we shared our angel brother Oscar's story with you and it gave us comfort to know someone we have never met shared our story and the love of our brother. Thanks for your kindness. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

bbes tribe said...

A candlelight vigil....great idea! That CMonster sure can cause a lot of problems for furkids and people.
Thank you for stopping by to visit us.
Tail wags
Ernie

Kari in Alaska said...

What a beautiful tribute

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

haopee said...

That's really sweet of you guys. To fight for a cause takes a big heart. You guys all have it.

Little Reufus said...

I love that yeu all are unwabering chambions in thiss battle. I fink yeu are well armed wif our Wright Brothers' battles, but we are always fankful and ready teu deu more... Just let uss know.

standing strong wif lubbs from Little Reufus and the Mom