Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's
Le Parc de la Nature de Laval
August 10, 2008
Rhoda Holder - $864
Kathy Cummings & Judy Wright - $690
Lindsay Harvey - $643
Good afternoon everyone:
For a week I have from time to time tried to compose
a clever letter about the Canine Cancer walk this
year. Usually the words flow fairly easily when I am
writing something. For this they didnít.
All I can say in less than eloquent wording, is that
all of you who helped to help me raise the money for
this yearís walk have my profound and truly
heartfelt thanks. Whether you donated because of our
friendship, because of Alvin, or both, or you
donated because you have lost a beloved pet to
cancer, it doesnít matter. Every cent raised will
help to treat animals and hopefully one day a cure.
For every species that we can help, that research
may eventually help a human.
My most touching contribution this year was from a
neighbour whom I barely know. We met because she has
a little Shih Tzu puppy and it was shortly after I
lost Alvin. This little puppy adores Arthur, so we
often stopped and talked. Eventually over the last
few months she shared with me that she has grade
four cervical cancer and there isnít much hope.
However she continues to hold on to the little hope
that she has, has undergone chemo andradiation , and
tries to walk Chanel when she feels well enough. She
is in her early forties with two teen-age daughters.
Despite all of the pain that she is suffering
through, both physical and emotional she donated
$10.00. This was truly inspiring so this walk is
dedicated to her and Alvin. Alvin is no longer with
us, but Marlene is, so letís hope that one day
someone somewhere will benefit from the research
done and will be helped by the money that we raised.
As you can see from the website, I finished in first
place for Montreal with a whopping $864.00. There
were many that donated $2.00 but all of those $2.00
added up. There were others who were extraordinarily
generous. To those who donated, thank you, thank
you, thank you. For those that didnít, perhaps next
year you will or maybe even walk with us. Letís hope
that in August 2009 we can get more participants and
do better than ever.
The Wharf Park
July 26, 2008