Sniff Out Cancer - Save Lives
My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer on a Monday. She passed away the following Tuesday. Six days was all we had to say our goodbyes. I promised her I would do all I could to give people a chance to beat cancer.
I sought out how to train dogs to detect cancer. I have been involved with projects led by other individuals, but I have this promise to keep to my mother. I have a team of volunteer dogs at the ready. We only need to partner with a researcher to obtain the cancer samples, submit our study design to approval agencies, and document our research into the early detection of cancer with dogs.
We need $150,000 now to complete our mission. This will cover a small portion of the researcher's fees, obtain sufficient cancer samples to train the dogs, obtain a medical grade freezer to store the samples, and help me to pay for the training facility.
I have been featured on ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. Here is a link to the news article, so you know I am serious about this!
ABC 33/40 News Segment on Our Cancer Detection Dogs
We can help save lives with this groundbreaking research into early cancer detection. But we need you to do this!
Mom lived 6 days after her cancer diagnosis. Can you give $6.00 (or more) so we can run the study, and show that cancer detection dogs will save lives?
We are continuing to promote our project far and wide with the sole purpose of saving lives! You have been such a great partner in spreading the word!
We have been featured on two news priframs now, and I will be conducting a live Internet interview Sunday June 16 by Paula Nowak with Canine Country Academy in Ga. here is the link if you would like to join us online:
I met with a potential research partner on Wednesday. He is reviewing the project and looking into logistics and budget needs. I know the overall project will cost far more than what I am working to raise. After working on other Cancer Detection projects, I have found that approaching these researchers with an offer of funds to put toward the project opens the door a bit wider. I need help to have my portion to offer for research. I simply do not have the cash reserves to do this on my own.
In my mother's memory, all I am asking for is $6.00 per person who sees the story. That is one dollar for each day Mom lived with the lung cancer diagnosis. (If you wish to give more, that is certainly welcome!)
The Basenji in this segment is Daisy, owned by Tammy Gibbs. The dachshund is my own Obi.
This is such an important project! I know we can save lives around the globe! We just need to take these first steps.
Thank you for following our journey! We will get to our goal together!
Please continue to share this wonderful story and ask friends and family to do the same.
We will save lives. I know this to my core.