Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A small favor please...

Hi guys -
As you may know, my family's dog, Cody, died a week before Christmas. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in November, and he only completed one round of chemo before he left us just a month later. He was only 8 years old. Lymphoma did not show up in any of his tests until it was too late, and he had dropped from 45 lbs to 25lbs. This loss devastated me and my family, and I cannot imagine the pain of families who have children or loved ones with this terrible, terrible cancer.

I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program and I'm asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. I will be training over the next six months to participate in a marathon (26 miles) as a runner for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. The marathon I am running in is on June 20th in Anchorage, Alaska. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Please use the link in this post to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

Donate here:

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support and consideration. I really do greatly appreciate your generosity. If you have any questions at all, email me at ashley.j.w@gmail.com


P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this post ( http://decorology.blogspot.com/2009/02/small-favor-please.html ) to as many people as you can who may be interested and encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.

My sweet boy after his first round of chemo. He died three weeks later, on Dec. 18th.

Happy and healthy at the beach this summer.

The day we brought him home, at eight weeks old. He would be turning 9 on June 2, 2009.

Again, any amount helps - and sorry to bring such a personal matter to the blog.


Amy said...
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Valerie said...

I wold do love to honor your friend on my page if you do not mind.. Val the Gal

JRB said...

I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Looks like such a sweetheart.

shoppingsmycardio said...

i just came across this post through the most random of routes...but had to convey my sympathies. i lost my dog last year, and it's something that's so hard....no one can really understand until they've gone through it. i'm so very sorry for your loss....it sounds like you gave your friend a wonderful life while he was here. and i think it's wonderful that you're working to help others from going through the same thing. what a tribute!

Jennie said...

Ash- not that it matters, but I believe his birthday is June 2. But you'll have to check with daddy.

Diana said...


I just made a donation, and I was wondering about where to send the corporate matching form to double the donation. I got an email saying to send it to the New York chapter. Is that right?

Diana said...

This is from The Once Again Prince by Irving Townsend:

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan."

maven mama said...

I was looking through all your older posts, and came across this story... I wish I wasn't so strapped for money, I would fund the rest of your run!!! I have a border collie, and I know I would be inconsolable if this happened to Hank (my dog).

Ashley said...

Thanks maven mama! It's excruciating for sure.


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