2011 BEHAF Fundraiser
Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund)
October 13th through December 1st
Draw December 4th
RESULTS! - click here
mission of the Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund, or
BEHAF, is to provide some financial assistance to the owners
of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs throughout the world who
are facing extensive and/or unexpected medical expenses for
their dog due to catastrophic illness or accidental injury.
"TO LOVE ONE BERNER IS TO LOVE THEM ALL!"
For more information about BEHAF
Q - Current Fundraiser:
We are raising money to help provide some financial
assistance to owners of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs who
find themselves in need of a little help when their dogs are
accidentally injured or develop catastrophic medical
conditions. BEHAF has been in existence since 1999. If you
have a purebred Berner with health issues, and treatment is
being determined by financial constraints, contact BEHAF!
They are there to help. Their goal is purely and simply to
make a difference in the lives of Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Q. How do I participate to win items? -
Tier One Tickets cost: $5 each.....or
Tickets cost: $1 each.....or
You can get tickets by mailing a check to Joye Neff
made payable to: BEHAF
Mail your check to: Joye Neff, 1182 Firwood Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1881
Be sure to include a note telling Joye how to
distribute your tickets for you
Please include your name, address, phone number and
Note - BEHAF has a place in their account to portion off
rescue funds, so funds that are earmarked for rescue can be
separated from the general BEHAF fund. If you prefer to have
your donation in the "Rescue" portion of BEHAF,
please be sure to write on the check that the funds are for
"Rescue." The rescue funds are available through a
similar application procedure for dogs in rescue, either to
an individual or a club. Once the dog has been adopted, it
is no longer eligible for the BEHAF rescue funds, but may
qualify for the general BEHAF funds, through the regular
application by the owner(s).
If you have any questions, just let me know and I'll
clarify or answer them for you!!
THANKS to Peggy
Rickenbach and Pat Long, we have a double challenge for the
2011 BEHAF Fundraiser.
Anyone who sends
in a donation of $25 or more will get 4 (FOUR) FREE TIER 1
Anyone who enters
the whelp date for any Berner into Berner-Garde (whether
they are already entered in the database or a new entry)
will receive 4 (FOUR) FREE TIER 1 TICKETS FOR EACH ENTRY~~
Just send me a
note telling me that the names of any Berners you have
entered the whelp date for in the Berner-Garde database, and
tell me how you want me to distribute your FOUR FREE TIER
A CHALLENGE TO
CLUBS: The Three Rivers' Bernese Mountain Dog Club and the
Helderberg Bernese Mountain Dog Club of New York have each
donated Berner items from their Ways and Means - I am hoping
that all other clubs will also donate an item to the
fundraiser from their Ways and Means, so we can raise more
money to help Berners in need. THANK YOU!!
November 27th - I
have a Challenge from Nell Ward. She donated $75 and gave
the tickets (72 Tier ONE tickets) as a Challenge. For the
next 12 NEW participants in the online fundraisers - first
time to donate money to one of the fundraisers - they will
get 6 FREE CHALLENGE TICKETS FOR TIER ONE!!!
29th - We have a SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR folks who have
never entered a Berner fund-raiser from Nell Ward. That's
right - if you have NEVER entered one of our fundraisers,
you will get 6 FREE TIER ONE TICKETS, valued at $30!!! So
now is the time to send in your first donation. There are
18 Tier ONE prizes you can try to win so send in your
check or cheque right now!!
MY HINT TO
EVERYONE: Each fundraiser there are usually a few people who
win a LOT of prizes. How do they do it? Well, they send in a
check and then put ONE TICKET into every prize envelope!!!
THANK YOU for
your support of our 2011 BEHAF (Berner Emergency Health
Assistance Fund) Fundraiser. We were able to raise $6,203.23
with donations from 32 of the 50 United States, 4 Canadian
Provinces and 2 other Countries. Here is the breakdown by
state, province and country:
AZ - 2, CA - 4,
CO - 3, CT - 2, FL - 2, GA - 2, ID - 3, IL - 3, IN - 3, KS -
3, KY - 1, LA - 1, MA - 9, MD - 5, MI - 3, MN - 2, MT - 1,
NC - 5, ND - 1, NE - 1, NJ - 2, NY - 5, OH - 7, PA - 8, RI -
1, SC - 1, TN - 4, TX - 3, VA - 3, VT - 3, WA - 11, WY - 1,
British Columbia - 1, Calgary - 3, Manitoba - 1, New
Brunswick - 1, Australia - 2, Spain - 1.
led the pack with 11 donations, followed by Massachusetts
with 9 donation, Pennsylvania with 8 donations and Ohio with
Because of your
generosity, Berners in need of medical assistance will be
able to be helped. Thank you for participating in our
fundraiser for BEHAF!
2010 BEHAF Fundraiser
1 Items #A to R
was made by Dino Candelario in 2008 and is being
regretfully donated by Pat Long.
hates to part with it, what better fundraiser than one
to assist Berners with emergency health needs!
Now Pat is
going to have to get Dino to make her a new quilt! Well
just look forward to seeing that one in a few years as
This quilt is
about four feet square, with top tabs for hanging the
work of art for display
Three matted and framed Robert Duncan prints
Donated by Anonymous
Beautiful kangaroo braided show lead
Made and donated by Sindi Leo
CEO/Parade Style Harness Package:
Harness and traces with solid brass hardware and
carting Berner decoration, matching buckle collar and
lead, synthetic chest pad, all in a carting decorated
tote bag. Custom made, choice of colors:
All Things Bright & Biothane
Hand carved and hand painted Santa with 2 Berners
out of the bottom of the robe).
approximately 20" tall by 5" deep & 5"
"The Bernese Mountain Dog - A Dog of Destiny"
Written and Photographed by Prof. Dr. Bernd Guenter
This is a
copy of the *limited* special edition of the book
(numbered; dust jacket). There were only 300 copies of
that edition, and there are only a handful left.
to the winner
dubbed "the Godfather of all Bernese books"
and "the ultimate educational literature on the
Bernese Mountain Dog."
Donated by Bernd Gunter
Bernese Mountain Dog Welcome Sign
These heavy high quality dog signs are produced in
the USA and are resin dog reproductions mounted on a
solid oak wood sign. The dog measures 11 1/2" in
length. The oak wood sign measures 4 1/2" x 15".
Donated by Lindy Kunz
Print Pendant - Series 1
The Berner Paw is a "Very Limited Edition
Series" designed and custom made to raise money for
Berners. These are hand made by a silversmith, using
inlaid gemstones and surrounded by mother of pearl to
resemble snow. The stones are set in heavy sterling
silver. It measures approximately 1"x1"in
size. The photo does not come close to showing it's real
beauty. It comes with a sterling silver twisted rope
chain and gift boxed. (Chain style may vary.)
Donated by Brenda Broome
WINNER: Toby Erlichman
Berner Paw Print Pendant - Series 2
Brenda has also donated a second pendant
"All profits from these go to BEHAF and the
rest goes into making more of these to donate to BEHAF
and BARC. This is a special project of mine to continue
thanking all of the Berner L list for all they did for
my boy Toby. I designed these myself and have a silver
smith make them. They are limited edition and numbered"
Designed and Donated by Brenda Broome
necklace and bracelet
in Berner colours.
Donated by Coral Denis
3 inches deep
the Three Rivers' Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Autographed copy of
The Bernese Mountain Dog Yesterday and Today
by Silvana Vogel Tedeschi
English Text by Lindy Kunz
Donated by Silvana Vogel Tedeschi and Lindy Kunz
For further details
Carol Lynn Fox
Chamilia Graphite Metallic Leather Bracelet
- traditional barrel clasp, two faceted, silver
cored, beads, one white with black paw print glass bead
Donated by Nisha Coons, Haus Of Ese
and the good folks at
Statue of a Berner mom with her pups
Painted and donated by Lecia Conroy
This was item #26 on the 2010 Health Auction
WEBKINZ Signature Adopt-a-Pet Bernese
This is a
brand new Webkinz Signature Series Bernese Mountain Dog
which has a code to register him/her online.
include three sheets of Webkinz stickers; a pack of
Series 1 Webkinz Trading cards, (including a code card);
a pack of Webkinz Kinzbands; and a Webkinz plush Kinz
Klip called "Mouse" which includes a code to
access Zumwhere in Webkinz World.
Donated by the Helderberg Bernese Mountain Dog Club
of New York (HBMDCNY)
Berner-L Homepage Photos Collection 2009 & 2010
A Celebration of Bernese Mountain Dogs the world
From the Yukon to the Deep South...from Germany to
Australia...Berners around the globe come together in
these volumes of photographs, as seen on the Berner-L
homepage in 2009 and 2010.
Aptly captioned by Pat Long, and complimented with
lovingly written anecdotes by the owners, these photo
collections celebrate Bernese Mountain Dogs from a truly
laughter, tears, joy and triumph, these dogs share a
window into their unique lives, one photo, one memory at
Compiled by Pat Long and Jaime Meyers
For the 2009
Berner-l Home Page Photos Collection
For the 2010
Berner-l Home Page Photos Collection
For the Love of Berners
100 pages of rhymes, fun and memories.
Donated by Michelle Keck
3 books have been donated,
so 3 WINNERS will be drawn
Kayle Luthey, Michele Dominy,
Very Special Bernese
2011 Gift Box
from Montana Grassland
Stone Trapper Frybread Mix
Porcupine Creek Pancake Mix
Prairie Walker Sweet Bannock Bread Mix
Justice Coulee Biscuit Mix
Prairie Walker Savory Bannock Bread Mix,
Garden Gate Salad Dressing Mix
proceeds from the sales of these special Gift Boxes go