Monday, September 7, 2009

Read My Paws And Race For The Cure



Cancer has touched too many doggies, family members and friends of ours. That's why we are always on the look out for ways to help, and we found a way. We have signed up a Read My Paws Team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 3 in St. Petersburg, Florida. We'd love to have you join our team. You don't need to be a runner. Walkers are encouraged. Doggies, bring your parents along and take them for a walk. You'll meet tons of people who will give you kisses and hugs. You'll also meet lots of doggie friends. It's a great morning out.

Mom and dad have made the Race for the Cure a must do for many years. Like many families, cancer has touched our lives. My Grandma Betty had breast cancer. Tons of close family friends have been diagnosed. One of mommy's best friends, Auntie Jeannie, was diagnosed this year and thankfully she is doing well. My doggy friends Godiva and Bruiser's mommy was also diagnosed and is going through tough chemo treatments right now. My friends Tanner Bub, Cocoa Puff and Ruger's mom, Roxie's mom and Shadow's mom are all breast cancer survivors. And I know I have tons more friends I haven't mentioned here. My daddy lost one of his best friends, Uncle Bruce, to cancer this summer. That's his second close friend he has lost as well as his brother, my Uncle Mark. And my daddy is a cancer survivor and I want him healthy forever! And lets not forget my fellow doggies who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge because of this horrible disease.

So, we'd love you to join our team or help this great cause. There are many ways you can get involved.

  1. If you live in the Tampa area, join our team. There is a 5K (3.1 mile) walk and run. There is a 10K run and a 1 mile kid's run. Doggies can come along too. I've done the race and raised $500 all by myself! To become a part of our team, go to: http://komensuncoast.kintera.org/2009race/readmypaws or email me at baarney@readmypaws.com . If you've never done this race before, you will be inspired and never forget it.
  2. If you live in Tampa but can't come to the race, you can sign up as part of our team as a Sleep In For The Cure Participant. That means you sign up but you sleep in and get a t-shirt and a pillow case.
  3. If you don't live in the Tampa area, we encourage you to find a Race For the Cure in your area and participate. Here's where you can find a race - http://ww5.komen.org/findarace.aspx
  4. You can also donate to the Read My Paws team by going to http://bit.ly/10sUn6 and entering a donation.

We also have shirts for doggies that make a difference. We have the Pawsitively For The Cure T-Shirts for doggies available in sizes XS - 2XL. Everytime you buy one and show your support, we are donating $7 from each shirt to the Susan G. Komen foundation. You will look good AND make a difference.

We thank you for your support. This is a chance for humans and doggies to make a difference. Cancer doesn't discrimminate. Let's pull together and help.

Thanks and love,
Baarney

2 comments:

Shiloh Clark said...

Thank you for all you do for this worthy cause. Shiloh

allaboutourdogs said...

I wish there will be an event like that near our place. I really love marathons which can be help dogs especially with diseases such as cancer. When and where will be the next marathon race?

Cheers,
Nicole, rat terrier dog owner