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The Kuper Memorial Challenge

Organized by: Michelle Lintner

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THE STORY:

Ambertrail's Kushaqua Kuper was an athletic, intelligent, and mischievous golden retriever, with an irrepressible joie de vivre. His spirit helped put me on the path to recovery from severe depression and anxiety. Devastatingly, over the course of one weekend in December 2013 , his abdomen filled with fluid, and six weeks later he inevitably lost his battle with lymphoma. He had just turned eight. His death woke me up to the horribleness of cancer, the shortness of life, and the detriment of putting things off. I had always intended to take this long walk with him, but I ran out of time.
That walk will now be attempted by two middle aged women, as I have now roped my sister into being Kuper. Neither of us has done anything like this before, and Sharon has never been primitive camping. We will be following the railroad corridor from Big Moose, NY to Tupper Lake, NY. This route will take us approximately 45 miles through remote wilderness over the course of four days. We will also be joined by my 8 month old golden retriever puppy, Willie, who will be carrying his own pack of food.
We are endeavoring to raise funds in Kuper's name for golden retriever cancer research. Tragically cancer is common in the breed. A survey done in the late 1990's by the Golden Retriever Club of America found that 61% of respondent goldens had died from cancer. In 1999, The Zeke Fund was established by the Golden Retriever Foundation to help fund canine cancer research and it is to this organization that all donations raised will be given to. I hope to raise a thousand dollars for every year I was blessed with Kuper's presence. Let me thank you for helping to fight this terrible disease.-Michelle M. Lintner

$150

 

2% Raised of $8,000 Goal

  • Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE JH MX MXJ MXB MJB NAP OF OD CCA

    $25

  • Scott, Connie, Kenny, Lexi & Logan

    $100

  • Angie, Vernon & Ethan

    $25

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Organized by

Michelle Lintner

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Angie, Vernon & Ethan

Angie, Vernon & Ethan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Scott, Connie, Kenny, Lexi & Logan

Scott, Connie, Kenny, Lexi & Logan

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE JH MX MXJ MXB MJB NAP OF OD CCA

Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE JH MX MXJ MXB MJB NAP OF OD CCA

DONATION: $25

In memory of my Abbi, who also died of cancer of the kidney Sept 6, 2013. 4 years ago

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