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The 7th Annual Berner-Garde Foundation Fundraiser

Stewards of the Open Bernese Mountain Dog Database

<Click here> to go to the Results of the 2005 Fundraiser



The Berner-Garde Foundation (BGF) was established to collect, maintain and disseminate information about genetic diseases observed in the Bernese Mountain Dog. The BGF is comprised of a voluntary Board of Directors, several committees and, at it's core, a computerized database. The database contains information which has been compiled over many years from voluntary submissions of data from owners and from other public sources of information.


Check out the new website and submit details of your Berners here:

http://www.bernergarde.org/



But more funding is needed to help this Foundation continue with it's magnificent work



Please help by making a generous donation to the Berner-Garde Foundation to help with their mission "to ensure that all Bernese Mountain Dogs (BMD) have a long and healthy lifespan of 12 - 14 years." We need everyone's support to achieve this dream!!


All checks/cheques should be sent to Joye Neff.


If the check is in U.S. Dollars make it payable to the "Berner-Garde Foundation," otherwise make it payable to "Joye M. Neff."
She can deposit foreign cheques without any fees.

Send your cheques to:


Joye Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825


Berner-Garde Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible for US Tax purposes. As always, you should consult your accountant when making deductions on your income tax return



The information in the BGF database is now available online to owners, breeders, veterinarians and researchers who are working to reduce genetic disease in the Bernese Mountain Dog.

In addition to maintaining the database, the Berner-Garde Foundation funds research studies aimed at reducing the health problems found in Bernese Mountain Dogs. Research proposals and grants are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.

The Berner-Garde Information Pamphlet is now available online.

http://www.bernergarde.org/data/BGPamphlet.pdf




Results of the 2005 Fundraiser

WE DID IT!!!! Not only did we hit last year's goal, but we soared right past it!!!! This year's Annual Berner-Garde Foundation Fundraiser raised $12,293.37!! We raised $2,710.97 more than last year's total of $9,582.40. THANK YOU ALL for your generosity!!!

THANK YOU to our most generous anonymous donor for her $5,000 Challenge - we were able to meet the Challenge and to earn the entire amount!! THANK YOU to all of the people who entered their Berners into the database, to the breeders who entered litters into the database and to the people who sent in the documentation of tests, diagnoses, date and death and cause of death. It was through your efforts that we were able to meet the Challenge to earn the full $5,000.




2005 Berner-Garde Free Ticket Bonanza


June 6, 2005 through July 31, 2005


In appreciation to Berner Lovers everywhere, we have assembled many lovely Berner items to give away to those who have Berners in their lives or who wish they did have a Berner in their life. Tickets to win these wonderful Berner items are FREE!!! How can you get these FREE Tickets? It's easy. All you have to do is send an e-mail to Joye Neff wbneff@pitt.edu and ask her for tickets. Tell her how many tickets you would like and how you would like her to distribute the tickets you are requesting. For example: "Joye, please give me 20 FREE Tickets. I'd like you to place the FREE Tickets into the following envelopes: 2 each in items number 2, 8, 14, 22, 33. 34, 45, 63, 77 and 89." That's it. Just ask for tickets. People can also request that Joye send FREE Tickets to their friends, mentors and people they admire It's fun!!! Here are the items that you can try to win with your FREE Tickets:




Our FREE Tickets were very popular! We had 10, 276 tickets in our drawing and I know this is what you are eagerly awaiting - the results!!!

B-G Logo wood image of a berner

WON BY Debbie McKinley
Item # 1

Donated by Don and Tricia Hansen

approx. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2
framed photo art image of Don and Tricia's Berner, Sherman
a unique wood image engraved from a photo.

www.LazerLines.Biz


{short description of image} Canine recipes

WON BY Colleen Fox
Item # 2

Donated by Nancy Melone

"Throw Me a Bone: Canine Recipes"
by Cooper Gillespie with recipes by Sally Sampson


{short description of image} Dog Dishes

WON BY Coleen Fox
Item # 3

Donated by Nancy Melone

2 Plastic Dog Dishes which attach to the Plastic Mat


{short description of image} stuffed Berner toy

WON BY Nell Ward
Item # 4

Anonymous donor

stuffed berner (9 1/2 inches tall)


{short description of image} Port-A-Bowl

WON BY Marion Brown
Item # 5

Anonymous donor

blue "Port-A-Bowl"


{short description of image} collar bandanas

WON BY Darcy Babb, Constance Nichols, Gael Goldsack, Marion Brown


Item # 6

Donated by Crissy Labuta

"Wetnoses" - four print collar bandanas.

4 tickets will be drawn

wetnoses1@aol.com


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WON BY Patricia Findley
Item # 7

Donated by Lauren Benesch

"The Chase"

book features a Berner


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WON BY Liz Bradbury
Item # 8

Donated by Lauren Benesch

Blue "Belly Up" Tote Bag


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WON BY Diana Gerba
Item # 9

Donated by Cathi DeSantis

In loving memory of Bacchus and Ari

12x12 Berner Crossing sign


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WON BY Lisa Lutz
Item # 10

Donated by Nancy Stitley

5 1/2 x 7 Dog frame with Berner


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WON BY David Jennings
Item # 11

Donated by Nancy Stitley

Two 7 3/4 inch

original Hundeplattes Plates
Berner Sennen - Denmark




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WON BY Carol Westaway
Item # 12

Donated by Jacqueline Spiezer

Robert May Berner Mouse Pad


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WON BY Linda Seaver
Item #13

Donated by Jacqueline Spiezer

2 notepads and magnet


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WON BY Eve Menegoz
Item # 14

Donated by Pat Tackett

Heather green/gray sweatshirt with Berner and Snowman
size Medium


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WON BY Carol Arbuthnot
Item # 15

Anonymous Donor

Turquoise grooming shirt
size Small/Medium


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WON BY Maggie Galterio
Item # 16

Anonymous Donor

Decopage berner frame


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WON BY Sherri Mangin
Item # 17

Donated by Nancy Stitley

"The Complete Bernese Mountain Dog"
by Jude Simonds


{short description of image} Back pack for large Berner

WON BY Jo Bair
Item # 18

Donated by Cathi DeSantis
in loving memory of Bacchus and Ari

Eagle Creek Dog Back Pack for large Berner


{short description of image} Berner shelf sitter

WON BY Barbie Beck Wilczek
Item # 19

Donated by Cathi DeSantis

in loving memory of Bacchus and Ari

7 1/2 inch Berner Shelf Sitter


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WON BY Marty Collmar
Item # 20

Donated by Joanna Hughes

Red baseball cap with 2 berners


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WON BY Maggie Galterio
Item # 21

Donated by Joanna Hughes

Approx. 17x20

Limited edition Berner hanky


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WON BY Teresa Godfrey
Item # 22

Donated by Joanna Hughes

6.5 inch doggy disk made from elastoflex material


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WON BY David Denis
Item # 23

Donated by Joanna Hughes

21 x 17.5 inch wall quilt hanging


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WON BY Kathy Geisler
Item # 24

Donated by Pat Tackett

Pink vest with embroidered Berner
size Large


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WON BY Alexis Smith
Item # 25

Donated by Pat Tackett

Dark blue Izod fleece pullover with embroidered Berner
Men's XLG


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WON BY Wendy Boehme
Item # 26

Hand made and donated by Martha Hoverson

Tri color scarf


{short description of image} Truman collar and leash

WON BY Joan Bush
Item # 27

Donated by Debby Fitch

"Truman" Collar (17-29 inch) and 6 foot Leash"

Edelweis design.

25% of every Truman Collar purchase will be donated to the Morris Animal Foundation

www.thetrumancollar.com


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WON BY Linda Glover and Ann Miller
Item # 28

Donated by Cathy Maltby

Good Buddies Calendar and 2 inch angel ornament

2 Tickets will be drawn.

www3.telus.net/woodnstuff


{short description of image} planner and berner ornament

WON BY Jo Bair
Item # 29

Donated by Cathy Maltby

2005-2006 Two Year Planner and 2 inch angel ornament

www3.telus.net/woodnstuff


{short description of image} The Bernese |Mountain Dog by Bernd Gubter

WON BY Darlene McQuaig Balkwill
Item # 30

Donated by Erika Rankin & Mark Currier

Bernd Guenter's book,
"The Bernese Mountain Dog: A Dog of Destiny"


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