The 7th Willem Wijnberg AKC CHF Cancer Fundraiser



The Items for this Very Special Fundraiser were created and donated by Willem Wijnberg,
a very talented artist from The Netherlands.


For the past seven years, Willem has made and donated all of the items for his AKC CHF Cancer Fundraisers.

Thank you, Willem, for your monumental work to fight cancer in our Berners.


To see more of Willem's work and past contributions to our Fundraisers to fight cancer:
<click here>





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.. 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:

http://www.akcchf.org/research/grants/

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)
Berner Fundraiser
Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh, PA


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


Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-Mail Address
The number of tickets you wish to purchase for each item(s)
(PLEASE include item #s and description!)
Send to:
Joye Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825

** I can accept foreign cheques with no additional fees to convert the funds to US dollars** 
  **All foreign cheques should be made payable to: Joye M. Neff and sent to me at: Joye M. Neff 1182 Firwood Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825.
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




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Item #1

First Prize!

A blank canvas.

Willem will make a painting of the dog

of the winner of this item.






Item # 2

"Wolle in the Frozen Wood"

owned by Susan Wilkinson

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting


Then 9 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.







Item #3

"In the Leaves"

owned by Jo Peters

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting


Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #4.

Painting of Missy the BARC dog


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 8 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.






Item #5

Painting of Nora

owned by Toby Earlichman


.The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting


Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item # 6.

Painting of Sanford the BARC Dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting


Then 8 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.






Item #7

Painting of Thorton Micky the BARC dog


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 8 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #8

Painting of Willes Bear the BARC dog


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 8 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.


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Item #9

Painting of Cassy the BARC dog


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 8 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #10

Painting of Ariel and Friend,

Ariel is a BARC dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.






Item #11

Painting of Clover
the BARC dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 8 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.



Item #12

Painting of Delilah Muth
the BARC dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #13

Painting of an unknown
BARC dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 20 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #14

Painting of an unknown
BARC dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #15

Painting of Cleo the
BARC dog

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #16

Prints of Willem's Family Portrait


8 tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.







Item #17

Painting of Emiel


owned by Clair Magee

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





Item #18

Painting of an unknown
BARC puppy

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting

Then 7 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.





With special thanks to Took Visudtibhan who kindly donated the china for Willem to create many of these wonderful items


And here is a very special picture,

Willem at work on Amika's painting
for our Angel Pin Lady, Karen Connors,
We love you!
!!!!

Willem at work

Histio Roll Call
for our too many Berners lost to Malignant Histiocytosis

Shelley's Histio Website
for other breeds lost to this awful cancer

Endlesslove Angels
for all breeds and species lost to all types of cancer




By donating to this Fundraiser you are helping with research that in the future which will help spare the pain of losing a loved one to Cancer!



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