spacer The 8th Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraiser 2011


April 15th through to July 11th 2011



RESULTS!


This year we were trying to raise $35,000 to support Dr. Matthew Breen’s Histio Research Study. We smashed right past our goal and didn’t stop there! As of today, we have raised a total of $45,524.71. When you add the additional $10,000 from the George Pappas/Fara Bushnell and the Anonymous Donors, that brings the total to $55,524.71!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE FOR A TOTALLY AWESOME FUNDRAISING EFFORT.

For more details of these Results
<CLICK HERE>.

For fun pics of the Ticket Draw
<CLICK HERE>


Now......for what you really want to know ~

<THE LUCKY WINNERS>

Joye Neff and Maine's Xephyr Alpinebear, CGC - "Breeze" - BG #72657
and "Will" (German Shorthair Pointer)
Berner Fundraiser
Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh, PA

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The first page of 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 our Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraisers.

Through the fundraisers of Willem's wonderful Berner paintings, we have raised $120,428.87 to fight cancer in Berners. With the matches provided by the AKC Canine Health Foundation of $162,428.87, the grand total of money raised directly from Willem's paintings is $282,857.74!!!

THANK YOU WILLEM, for your dedication to the breed and for helping raise so much money to defeat cancer in Berners.

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



A Very, Very Special Fundraiser!


Dr. Matthew Breen, North Carolina State University has developed a means to rapidly screen dogs for the expression of key genes that his group identified as part of CHF-760 that are recurrently associated with Malignant Histiocytosis (MH) in Berners. To verify which of these genes are significant, Dr. Breen has applied for a further grant through AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF). He has submitted a full application for this research. If fully funded this will begin in the Fall of 2011.This fundraiser will be specifically for supporting this new histio study that Dr Matthew Breen will be doing. We need to raise $35,000 to help him do this very important work to help defeat histio in Berners.


For further information about this research study
<click here>




Challenges!

1) Brenda Broome has donated a second Berner Paw Pendant Series 1 to the fundraiser

(see also Item #74 which is a Series 2 pendant)
and has asked me to make it a special prize for the 2011 Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraiser

. WINNER: Nancy Kressler

Fred Helmbold is also donating one of his draft harness and bags to this special drawing.
Note that the red collar is not included.

WINNER: Joanne Prellberg


Item #D1


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Item #D2


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Anyone who sends in a donation dated on or after today, June 16th, 2011 will also receive a ticket
for one of these very special prizes. Let me know whether you want the pendant or harness.


2) NEWBIE CHALLENGE - I have a challenge from Pat Tackett, Kay Taylor, and Linda Lankester. They have made donations to the Cancer Fundraiser and have asked me to use their tickets for a challenge. If you have never made a donation to one of our Fundraisers and this is your first time (a Fundraiser Virgin) you will receive 10 Free Challenge Tickets with your donation.

3) Sharon Greenberg, Pamela Lowe, Naor Wallach, Pat Tackett, John Moriarty, Bobbie Abern and the Northern California club, Liz Caldwell, Cynthia Curran, Willem Wijnberg, Peggy Rickenbach and Barb McColgan have made generous donations to the cancer fundraiser and have all asked me to use their tickets for a challenge. Anyone who now donates $50 or more will receive an additional 20 tickets for the fundraiser.

4) Kelly Weir has made a challenge to breeders expecting puppies - she has donated $20 per expected puppy and has asked that the tickets go to people who have lost Berners recently to histio. If you have recently lost a Berner to histio, please send me a note and I will give your 20 Free Challenge Tickets.

5) Fara Bushnell and George Pappas have offered to match every dollar we can raise from June 23rd until July 11th, 2011, up to a maximum of $5,000. That means that they have placed $5,000 "on the table" and we can have it IF we can get NEW donations (the pledges that have been made but not paid to me yet, do not count towards the money we raise for this challenge) totaling $5,000 in the next 11 days!! Donations dated on or after June 23, 2011 will count towards the fundraiser. All donations for the Bushnell/Pappas New Challenge will receive double tickets to try to win fantastic Berner Prizes!! On the memo line write "Bushnell/Pappas Challenge!"THANK YOU, Fara Bushness and George Pappas. Through your most generous $5,000 matching fund challenge, we WILL raise the money Dr Breen needs.

6) WOW ~ I am thrilled to announce that a most generous anonymous donor will now "match the Bushnell/Pappas Match" IF we are able to RAISE $5,000 IN NEW DONATIONS between June 23 and July 11, 2011, (Fara Bushnell and George Pappas are going to match our donations up to $5,000). Now, I have another generous donor who has told me that IF we raise the $5,000 and get their $5,000 match, then another $5,000 will be added to our fundraiser.

That means that if we can raise a further $5,000 for this challenge we will get $10,000 more to fight histio and bring our total raised to the $35, 000 Dr Breen needs to fully fund this research !!

We do NOT want to leave this MONEY ON THE TABLE.



Maybe you can think of more ways for us to accomplish this goal.,,,,,,

......but here's how a very special Berner, fighting MH herself, raised $1100!



Bella's Fundraisng Campaign



7) From Renee Jacquier - Here is one more challenge - I work with Karen Connors with sending out Berner Angel Pins. We send these little Angels out to everyone that we hear that loses a Berner. Sadly the majority of the pins are sent to those that have lost their beloved Berner to CANCER. At the National each year you will see people wearing their Berner Angel Pins in memory of those dogs they have lost. I have lost 3 to Cancer and today will send $5.00 per each Berner Angel Pin that I have received. So Joye there is another check coming your way for $15.00 from me for this fundraiser. Please consider sending in a donation of $5.00 for each Berner Angel Pin that you have received.



I challenge each of you to make a donation in honor of your current Berners.

I challenge each of you to make a donation in memory of your Berners who have died from histio and other cancers




Make ALL checks/cheques payable to: Joye M. Neff


Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-Mail Address
  • 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

joye.neff@gmail.com


** I can accept foreign cheques with no additional fees to convert the funds to US dollars as long as they are under $100, so if you are going to send more than $100, please break it into smaller cheques so none are over $100."   .
.


Please give generously knowing you have a chance to win one of these beautiful items





Page A

Tickets are


$2 each.....OR.....

4 for $5....OR....

20 for $20

Item #A1

First Prize!

A blank canvas.

Willem will make a painting

of the winner's dog..


WINNER: Tina Brooks




Item #A2

Painting of "Misha"

owned by Jaime Meyers from the Netherlands


WINNER: Barb DeKay




Item #A3

Painting of "Bromley"

owned by Jaime Meyers from the Netherlands


WINNER: Lynn Alvarez




Item #A4

Painting of "Joye and Harley"

the BARC dogs owned by the Hartung Family

in the Ontario

WINNER: Sherry and Rob Hartung




Item #A5

Painting of "Breeze"

owned by Nancy Giusti in the US


WINNER: Kerry Batting




Item #A6

Painting of "Breeze"

owned by Nancy Giusti in the US


WINNER: Judy Benoit Pugh




Item #A7

Painting of "Breeze"

owned by Nancy Giusti in the US


WINNER: Nancy Giusti




Item #A8

Painting of "Crimson"

a BARC dog


WINNER: Joan Meyers




Item #A9

Painting of "Ruby"

a BARC dog owned by Andrea


WINNER: Andrea Baudet




Item #A10

Painting of "Tiffany"

a BARC dog owned by the

Barela Family

WINNER: Gilbert Barela




Item #A11

Painting of "Barclay"

a BARC dog owned by Andrea


WINNER: Heart of Michigan BMD Club




Item #A12

Painting of "Sophie"

a BARC dog owned by the

Gagans Family

WINNER: Robin Hoogwerf




Item #A13

Painting of a BARC dog

owned by Andrea


WINNER: Cathi Dovico




Item #A14

Painting of "Little Lewis"

owned by Pat Wiegand


WINNER: Kerry Batting




Item #A15

Painting of "Newfoundland dog"

owned by John


WINNER: Sheira Freedman




Item #A16

Painting of "Kenzie"

owned by Patti Finley


WINNER: Patti Finley




Item #A17

Painting of "Pepin"

owned by Coral and David Denis


WINNER: Joan Meyers




Item #A18

Painting of "Panda"

BARC dog


WINNER: Lisa Mitchell




Item #A19

Painting of "Breeze"

owned by Joye Neff


WINNER: BMD Club of Central Virginia




Item #A20

Painting of "Breeze"

owned by Joye Neff


WINNER: Sylvia Katvala




Item #A21

Painting of "Breeze"

owned by Joye Neff


WINNER: Susan Wankner




Item #A22

"The beautiful colours of our breed to wear as a pendant
"

China pendants donated by Took Visudtibhan
Painted by Willem Wijnberg



6 pendants have been donated so 6 winners will be drawn

WINNERS: Grand Canyon BMD Club, Lou Tucker, BMD Club of Oregon, Signe Strawser, Christie House, and Annie Barton


<click to see the enlarged pendant>

Item #A23

China Money Box -

good for saving money for your vet bills

China donated by
Took Visudtibhan
Berner painting by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: Lynn Reischel




Item #A24

China Money Box -

good for saving money for your vet bills

China donated by Took Visudtibhan
Berner painting by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: Heart of Michigan BMD Club

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Item #A25

China Money Box -

good for saving money for your vet bills

China donated by Took Visudtibhan
Berner painting by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: Lisa Mitchell





Item #A26

China Money Box -

good for saving money for your vet bills

China donated by Took Visudtibhan
Berner painting by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: BMD Club of NE Illinois Rescue




Item #A27

China Money Box -

good for saving money for your vet bills

China donated by Took Visudtibhan
Berner painting by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: Heart of Michigan BMD Club




Item #A28

China Money Box -

good for saving money for your vet bills

China donated by Took Visudtibhan
Berner painting by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: BMD Club of NE Illinois




Item #A29

Plaque from the Dutch Berner Mountain Dog Club -
you can put it on your car or on the front door of your house

Donated by Willem Wijnberg


WINNER: Joan Corr






This year we have many more wonderful donations, with many thanks to all the wonderful people who have contributed here to help our Berners fight this disease with this very special fundraiser!



Click here for the next page Items #B1-50


Page B cont. and items #B51-94

Page C and a Very Special Prize from Dr. Breen

RESULTS!








Berner-L Home Page Collection 2010
Compiled by Pat Long and Jaime Meyers

Benefiting Berner Cancer Research




2011 K9 Cancer Walk, Elk Grove, Calif.
May 7th 2011

In support of Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign .
Team Berner



And here is a very special picture,

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






For the Histio Roll Call of just some of our Berners lost to this cancer
and why your donations are so very important!
http://bernese.biz/histiorollcall.htm

For further information on all aspects of canine cancer care
http://bernese.biz/articlecancerinfo.htm


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