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Jeff + Jessica Stephens's 4th Annual Enzo Memorial Fundraiser to Stop Cancer Furever

Created by Jessica Stephens

4th Annual Enzo Memorial Fundraiser to Stop Cancer Furever

ONCE AGAIN, I'M RAISING MONEY IN MEMORY OF OUR SWEET ENZO, who we lost to cancer four years ago, in support of Morris Animal Foundation's pet cancer research initiatives.

In this time of uncertainty, fear and unrest, I know there are MANY worthwhile causes and organizations to support...but having the unconditional love of our pets is one of the bright spots in this dark and scary time for our nation, and I hope you’ll see the value in continuing to fund research to end pet cancer so we can have more time with our fur babies.

I want to continue honoring Enzo’s legacy and help find a cure for pet cancer in the hopes that, one day, other animals - and their loving families - won’t have to experience what we went through and won’t have to say goodbye too soon, like we did.

I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US END PET CANCER - any and all amounts help! And, if you can donate before June 30, your donation will be matched by the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Company - doubling your generosity!!

It all started in January of 2016, when we took our pup in for what we thought was a routine urinary tract infection, but was anything but routine. When your vet says your dog has cancer, your whole world shatters in an instant. The tears start and it’s hard to stop them, especially when your sensitive pooch gives YOU kisses to try and make YOU feel better.

Enzo was diagnosed with advance-stage, incurable T-Cell Lymphoma and was given only 6 to 9 more months. We were determined to make those last few months as happy and healthy as possible, so we started seeing a naturopathic vet for alternative therapies - like doggie acupuncture! - in conjunction with weekly chemo treatments.

Then, we made a list of Enzo's favorite things and took him on lots of long walks, snow-shoeing, camping, and hiking adventures - and even took him on an RV trip along the Oregon/California coast! He spent lots of quality time with his doggie friends and family, and made a new best friend - Dr. Keith Weingardt, his new naturopathic vet.

We also participated in our first Morris Animal Foundation Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Walk, letting Enzo take our friends and family on a walk through NE Portland to raise much needed funds to help find a cure for cancer.

Enzo was a one-of-a-kind pooch who, at only 5 years old, lost his battle with cancer on August 9, 2016 after a valiant fight. His death left a huge whole in our hearts, but it also left us with a legacy.

Enzo’s legacy is to help make sure other pets don’t have to go through the pain he went through. Help us honor Enzo’s legacy and join us in this fight to end pet cancer by making a donation today!

Through the generosity of our friends, family and community, we've raised almost $10,000 for Morris Animal Foundation over the past four years of fundraisers!

3rd Annual Enzo Memorial Fundraiser to Stop Cancer Furever in 2019 raised $4,415.00
2nd Annual Enzo Memorial Walk: Uniting to Fight Pet Cancer in 2018 raised $2,425.00
Enzo Memorial Walk: Uniting to Fight Pet Cancer in 2017 raised $2,646.00

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