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This was a BIG MONTH!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am so pleased to report that our February 28th Ozzy Foundation Garage Sale was a smashing success. Thanks to some great donated items from our supporters, we raised over $1000! Thank you to our fantastic board members, Jenny, Sheila and Matt (who even brought his hardworking mom in from Denver for the event!) for their hard work to make this event a success. Thanks also to Chaz for organizing a potluck on the side.

The other thing I wanted to share is that the Ozzy Foundation assisted its first "Ozzy Family" member, a one-year-old chihuaua mix named Cuddles. Cuddles is now home and recovering with her family. We will be posting a photo and more information about her story soon. Get well soon, Cuddles!

Now, on to future 2009 events. Stay tuned for the 2nd Annual Legendary Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary's (August), Macy's Shop for a Cure event (September) and Art Show Fundraiser (tentatively scheduled for early November).

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Ozzy's Sixth Birthday - March 6th
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hard to believe that Ozzy is going to be six in a few days. Only a year and a half ago, we learned of his diagnosis of kidney failure and had to figure out how to go from there. The most important lesson I have gained in the past year and a half is to appreciate every single healthy day that Ozzy has, even when he is getting into mischief (which is usually a good sign he is feeling well).

If anyone out there is brand new to this journey of caring for a chronically ill pet, know that you are not alone. My goal for 2009 is to get some resources posted on this website to help share some of the information we have learned along the way.

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Charity Garage Sale a Success!

The Ozzy Foundation Charity Garage Sale took place on Saturday, February 28th. I am overwhelmed with the amount of support that we received. First, the members of the board of directors went above and beyond the call of duty with their hard work. Matt even dragged his visiting mom to help set up Friday and run the sale on Saturday! Jen & Sheila were invaluable, bringing family members to help out, too. Chaz did an amazing job feeding the troops!

One exciting part of this fundraiser was meeting neighbors who became new Ozzy Foundation supporters and connecting with neighbors who already are supporters. Thank you all for your donations and words of encouragement.

We were able to raise a good chunk of change in this fundraiser, which will allow us to help more pet guardians pay for vet bills. The great news is that our historic neighborhood's annual neighborhood garage sale will take place on March 28th! So any treasure that did not find a home this past Saturday will be available for sale at the end of this month (same place - 6202 Friends Avenue).

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