January 11th to March 7th 2009
RESULTS OF THE FUNDRAISER
CANCER ~ it's a word that strikes fear into your heart and stomach! Have you heard that diagnosis for one of your Berners? Depending on the type of cancer, it can be something where there is hope, or something where there is nothing that can be done to save your precious Berner. There is cancer research being done in many places which will extend the lives of our Berners (and ourselves) when breakthroughs are made. This research is expensive but it is also very necessary if we are going to extend the life expectancy of Berners. The AKC Canine Health Foundation Berner Lovers' Fund, which is made up of donations from Berner Lovers from the Cancer Fundraisers we do, now has $15,911.71 in it. When the grants are announced this summer, we will need to have a lot more money available to be able to support cancer research to help our Berners. Here are some of the grants that "Berner Lovers" have funded:
(1) University of Rennes #336B - Mapping of the Gene for Malignant Histiocytosis in the Bernese Mountain Dog - Francis Galibert
(2) National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH) #336A - Mapping of the Gene for Malignant Histiocytosis in the Bernese Mountain Dog - Elaine Ostrander
(3) National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH) #935A - Positional Cloning of Two Genes for Malignant Histiocytosis (MH) in the Bernese Mount Dog - Elaine Ostrander
(4) University of California, Davis #2646 - Characterization of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Dysfunction in Malignant Histiocytosis - Cheryl London
(5) North Carolina State University #2667 - Cellular Genomics - Molecular Cytogenetic Investigation of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas - Matthew Breen
To read more about these grants and their progress go to:
As you can see from the abstracts of the researchers, there is a lot of cancer research being done, particularly in malignant histiocytosis. Research is being conducted into histiocytic diseases, hemangiosarcoma, mast cell cancer, osteosarcoma, and lymphoma. Berners get all of these cancers, among others. What can you do to help? You can support our Cancer Fundraiser so we can fund grants to further investigate cancer in Berners and hopefully, someday in our lifetimes, see the results of the research expressed in a longer lifespan for our beloved breed.
Joye Neff and Nicky (and Will)
Now let's see how much money we can collect. Everyone can participate!! Show your support by sending in your check today!!
Send your U.S. check, payable to "AKC CHF" to the address below.
Write in the memo line: Berner Lovers' DAF
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825
** I can accept foreign cheques
with no additional fees to convert the funds to US dollars**
Donations to the AKC CHF are tax deductible under current U.S. tax laws, however donors should always consult their tax advisors regarding the tax status of their charitable donations.
Please give generously knowing you have a chance to win one of these beautiful items
I have a generous challenge from Peggy Rickenbach!! The next 15 people who send a donation of $40 or more (postmarked on or after February 7th) will receive 10 FREE Tier Three tickets. So, if you are sending a donation of $40 or more, be sure to include your 10 Free Ticket choices to me when you mail your check.
OK! Let's see the good stuff (LOTS of pics so might take a moment to load):
RESULTS OF THE FUNDRAISER
Berner Lovers really are a generous group of people!! Our goal for our 2009 AKC CHF Cancer Fundraiser was to raise $10,000. We not only hit it, we surpassed it by over 50%!!! We raised $15,973.34!!!! The AKC CHF usually matches our donations, so that would result in money to fight cancer of $$31,946.68!!!
THANK YOU ALL!!!! We had donations from 208 people in 39 of the 50 United States, 3 Canadian Provinces and 5 other Countries.
You folks are TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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