FREE TEE SHIRT FUNDRAISER 2012
TEE SHIRT FUNDRAISER TO
BENEFIT BERNER CANCER RESEARCH
March 3rd 2014
In 2010, a Chicago Berner owner and active BARC
foster/transport volunteer, Julie Greco, was devastated by the news
that her first failed foster, Chloe had MH. Chloe was just six years
old, the same age that Julies first Berner, Monty, died of the
same disease. Julie had been training to run the Chicago Marathon
for about a year. She had been dedicating her training races
(usually ½ marathons) to dogs of friends that have passed by
wearing a button. As she waited on pins and needles for Chloes
diagnosis, she pleaded in one post please, no more
buttons. Sadly, that plea didnt reach the right ears.
During the hardest part of Julies training, Chloe lost her
battle. On an unusually hot October day in Chicago, Julie completed
her first marathon and I have no doubt that Chloe was right there
with her every step of those 26.1 miles.
For Chloe's Tribute Page on the Histio Roll Call
Two years later, while the average age our Berners creeps out a
bit longer, cancer continues to take its toll on our beloved dogs. I
have sent many condolences already in 2012, and the year is barely
half done. Within the span of hours on May 25th, two special dogs
were touched by cancer, Sage was diagnosed with bone cancer and
Charm lost his battle and ran to the Rainbow Bridge.
As their owners dealt
with their grief, there was a renewed interest in creating a second
Run Free fundraiser to further cancer research.
To test the waters, I
created a Facebook page
to see how many people
would be interested.
Much to Jaime and my
surprise, within hours people all over the world responded in
support of a second fundraiser.
We are happy to announce
the 2012 Run Free Fundraiser, complete with new artwork and
Mock up of the the new Run Free
up with the Run Free logo
tee shirts to benefit Berner Cancer Research
As in 2010, short sleeve shirts cost $20.00; long sleeve
shirts are available for $25.00. Sizes run from adult small to 5X.
Shipping for one or two shirts to the same address is an additional
$9.00 to US addresses and $7.50 to Canada. (US postal rates have
really gone up since 2010!)
We are offering combo
packages of one each of both designs in short and long sleeve
options. The Run Free shirt is again printed on a white shirt. The
puppy shirt will be printed on an ash grey shirt.
Let's get together again
to make a difference so our Berners can Run Free and Live Long. I
will collect orders until August 31st. I will be submitting the
orders in batches, and shipping shirts out as they come in. If you
have any questions, feel free to contact me.
To download your order forms for these tee shirts
as pdf format
Free Order Form US
Free Order Form Canada
as jpg format
Run Free Order Form US
Run Free Order Form Canada
Joye Neff has agreed to
handle foreign cheques.
Please contact Joye at
and she will let you know
the exact amount to make out the cheque for after exchange to US
Cheques should be made
payable to Joye M. Neff and sent to:
Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
PA 15243-1881 .
Photo Contest RESULTS!
We are also running a "Sloppy
Sit" Contest inspired by my Lottie and the Olympics. The gold
medal winner of the contest will get one free shirt (I will purchase
the shirt ... it will not be paid for from the proceeds of the
fundraiser) and the silver medal winner will get $5.00 off of any
Braxton is our Gold Medal winner!
Hugo is our Silver Medal winner!
For the contest and other
updates, please see our page on Facebook.
Over 80% of your purchase price will be donated to the AKC CHF
Berner Lovers fund.
For more information, please email
Dr Breen's Research
If you are planning to send in an order for
Run Free 2 shirts, why not also add a picture of your Berner(s) and
a note for Tessa in the envelope!
- A Way to Say Thank You!
March 3rd 2014
Our final check total to Joye Neff for the
2012-2013 Run Free fundraiser was $7,300!
A huge thank you
to ALL who have participated in this fundraiser worldwide! And right
now, we are selling those two designs on various merchandise, from
hoodies and v-neck tees, to mugs and bags, at this store link:
All profits will
continue to go to the AKC Berner Lovers' Directed Fund to help fund
Canine Cancer Research.
Find us on
Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/2012RunFree
2014 may be full
of new Run Free surprises! And more money for canine cancer