This Friday is a very important event for my family. It is the Pets on Parade Benefit and Auction put on by Fetch A Cure. The event will be held this Friday (June 3rd) at the Science Museum of Virginia’s Thalhimer Pavilion (Richmond, Virginia) from 7pm to 10pm. Guests will enjoy great music, delicious food from area restaurants, beverages and the opportunity to bid on the 2011 steel pup sculptures, plus other live and silent auction packages. Four-legged friends are welcome and pup care will be available throughout the evening. If you’re interested in attending, you can purchases tickets online, by phone or at the door. To learn more about the event, click here.

Proceeds from the event go to Companions in Crisis, Fetch A Cure’s program that provides financial assistance to families that cannot afford the life saving treatments and medication for their pets tat have been diagnosed with cancer. As a volunteer for Fetch A Cure and a recipient of their financial aid for our dog, Twizzler, you can see why this event is so important to my family.  You can read more about Twizzler’s battle with cancer here, herehere and here… It’s been a long and bumpy road, as anyone who has been affected by cancer knows, but we’re making it one way or another.

For a quick update on Twizzler’s progress… In my last update, I explained how Twizzler was out of remission and was not doing very well. To be honest, we thought our time with her was coming to a close. We prayed harder than ever and thankfully, we still have her with us. She began a new treatment and is back in remission. She only sees her oncologist every three weeks, which can be good and bad. Good because it helps the bank account. Bad because I am more on edge and worry ten times more. Between her visits, I constantly wonder if she has popped out of remission again and I’m currently going through one of those times. Once again, she has a bump on her neck. Christopher remains positive and keeps me sane, but my heart can’t help but worry and become doubtful. As many of you know, she is like a child to me and means the world to my family. No matter whether you have a family member or pet that has had or is still fighting cancer, the tole it takes on you both financially and emotionally is the same. I would go to the ends of the earth for her…

If you are able to join us this Friday, it would mean the world to me and all the others who have been recipients of the Companions in Crisis financial aid. And if you can’t, maybe you can join us for the Bow Tie Open on Thursday, a charitable golf tournament at The Federal Club. Lunch and dinner are provided; Shotgun start at 1pm. And.. even if you can’t make either event, maybe you are in a position where you can make a financial donation. There is even a spot in the donation form to make a donation in honor/memory of a pet who has passed away from cancer. You can donate online here. I know times are tough right now, especially in this crazy economy, and not everyone can make a donation.. so I ask of you this one simple thing.. please pray for all those affected by cancer, not only those associated with Fetch a Cure, but every person, dog, cat, etc. out there that has ever been affected by cancer in some way or another. Your prayers are most beneficial and are appreciated way more than you will ever know. 

To clarify.. I am only a volunteer of Fetch and a firm believer in their mission. In no way have I been compensated for this endorsement/advertisement for their upcoming event… I simply want to raise awareness for this amazing organization and their upcoming fundraising events.