After rescuing her first Lab and discovering that more than 6,000 of these
lovable creatures are in shelters across the United States, Judi decided she had
to help make life better for as many of them as possible. That led to more
adoptions of unwanted Labs and involvement with LABMED. Judi’s current rescues
include Max and April, both of whom were abandoned by people who didn’t want
them anymore. Fortunately for Judi and her husband, Max and April brighten
their lives as well as that of their kitten, Lily, who imprinted on the two Labs
and thinks she’s a retriever.
Judi’s professional commitment is cancer
control research, and she volunteers as a member of the boards of LABMED and
the Colon Cancer Alliance. Her recent transition from (colon cancer) widowhood
to remarriage required her to relocate from Pennsylvania to Florida, where she
enjoys her husband’s water-based lifestyle. On weekends, you will likely find
Judi and her husband boating, fishing, snorkeling, or scuba diving.
who currently provides orthopedic nursing care in a Florida hospital, has
applied to the University of South Florida’s PhD programs in Public Health and
Nursing. Her goal is to help advance the science of cancer control and to
reduce the burden of suffering associated with cancer. And as long as there
are Labs without love, she will continue to volunteer whatever time she can
spare to help with Lab rescue, recovery, and restored quality of life.