The 5th Annual Willem Wijnberg AKC CHF Cancer Fundraiser


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

For the past five years, Willem has made and donated all of the items for our 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 Fundraisers to fight cancer:
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The 5th Annual Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraiser


Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for fighting Malignant Histiocytosis in Bernese Mountain Dogs. There is research being done by Dr. Matthew Breen (North Carolina State University) and Dr. Elaine Ostrander (National Institutes of Health,) which will need continuation funds in September. We are hoping that we can raise money so that we can help fund both of these vital research studies, so that Malignant Histiocytosis will some day no longer be a dreaded disease. We need your support to achieve this goal!


Dates

May 15 through June 30, 2007


Prices:
Tickets are $5 each..

or 6 for $20...
or 20 for $50.

When you send your check/cheque, please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Also, be sure to include a note telling Joye how to distribute your tickets for the items for the drawing, so you can try to win the prizes you want the most. Mail your checks, your information and your instructions for distributing the tickets you are buying to:

Joye M. Neff,

1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825


Checks should be made payable to: AKC CHF

In the memo line write: Donation to fight cancer

Joye Neff can convert foreign cheques to US Dollars with no charge from her bank.


Make foreign cheques payable to "Joye M. Neff" and follow the above instructions. Mail your cheques to:

Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825

Ddonations 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



Thank you all....Berner People are the Greatest!!!

Joye Neff and Nicky (and Ben)
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA



Results!!

Berner Lovers are the MOST BESTEST people in the whole world! We had a pretty hefty goal for the 5th Annual Willem Wijnberg AKC CHF Cancer Fundraiser and we have not only hit the goal, but actually surpassed it!! The total raised this year is $21,947.93. THANK YOU to everyone who responded to my pleas and made donations to support cancer research in our Berners. In 2006 we raised $20,561.51 and we raised almost an additional $1,500 this year. When we send this money to fund the research this fall, we hope there is at least a one to one match, so our efforts should result in around $44,000 towards fighting cancer in Berners.

THANK YOU so much to Willem Wijnberg who made all of the items for this fundraiser. Willem works very hard all year long to make the items for our cancer fundraiser and is an inspiration to all of us.

I sent a note to two of the researchers whose projects we are currently funding: Elaine Ostrander at the National Institute of Health and Matthew Breen at North Carolina State University to tell them that our fundraiser was over and that we had raised almost $22,000 from the Berner Lovers on the lists. I thought that you would like to see both Elaine's and Matthew's responses.

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That is just amazing!!! I am so thrilled. Your group is just a wonderful group of people. I've never met a group so devoted to health of their breed.

Way to go!

Elaine Ostrander

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WOW, what a fantastic achievement ..again ... You did so well last year and to sustain such an extraordinary level of support from the Berner groups is just amazing. It is so much more rewarding to work with a breed knowing there is such a high level of dedication and support among the owners.

Thanks very much Joye.

Matthew

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Erika Werne, from the AKC CHF, wrote back and said:

Congratulations! You do such great work... Erika Werne


I TOLD YOU SO!!! Berner Lovers are the MOST BESTEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! THANK YOU ALL! Without YOU it would not have been possible.

Joye Neff and Nicky (and Ben)
Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh, PA


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE VERY LUCKY WINNERS:




First Prize Item # 1

FIRST PRIZE!

Willem will make an original painting
of the dog of the winner of this item


WINNER: Alexis Smith (MD)



Bosley in the Golden Fields Item # 2

"Bosley in the Golden Fields"

owned by Lisa Hawes from the US


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Tom McKinney (MA)

Then 10 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

10 WINNERS: Alise Burbridge (MA,) Liz Caldwell (KS,) Ann Comfort (IN,) Sheira Freedman (CA,) Lynn Hottel (VA,) Marianne Jeffy (AZ,) Robin Korotki (MD,) Tom McKinney (MA,) Holly Mitchell (VA) and Maria Nold (VA)



Balou and Aki Item # 3

"Newfoundland Balou and Berner Aki"

owned by Doris Braun from Germany


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Robin Hoogwerf (Alberta)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.


6 WINNERS: Ellen Barnaby (MA,) Linda Bates (MA,) Lea Doane & Phil Chagnon (British Columbia,) Ellen Kittler (MA,) Donna Stayduhar (PA) and Linda Sullivan (CT)



Einstein the Clever Dog Item # 4

"Einstein the Clever Dog"

owned by Larry Miller from the US.


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.
WINNER: Ray and Pat Burgett (OR)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Ray and Pat Burgett (OR,) Kathy Deyo (ID,) Toby Erlichman (PA,) Bridget Fare (PA,) Laura Lopez Mendez (Mexico) and Lea Mehrkens (CA)



Crista on Trail Item # 5

"Crista on Trail"

owned by Robert Anema from the US.


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Katherine Dolan (NY)

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

7 WINNERS: Linda Adams (IN,) Lea Doane & Phil Chagnon (British Columbia,) Robin Hoogwerf (Alberta,) Tom McKinney (MA,) Barb LeTournear (CO,) Pam & Jon Weir (IN) and Deanna Zawestowski (NY)



Crista Item # 6

"Portrait of Crista"

owned by Robert Anema from the US.


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.
WINNER: Carol Westaway (OH)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Doug & Diane Duell (NY,) Annette Jan (UT,) Dottie Tyson (PA,) Paula Van Meter (NY,) Donna Wiles (PA) and Deanna Zawistowski (NY)



"Pup with Toy" Item # 7

"Pup with his Toy"

owned by Dr Toby from the US


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Bobbie Abern (MT)

Then 14 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

14 WINNERS: Mickie Anderson (British Columbia,) Terri Babcock (MA,) Joan Corr (MA,) Katherine Dolan (NY,) Rita Ehrnfeldi (NJ,) Toby Erlichman (PA,) Julie Greco (IL,) Jeri Holloway (LA) Frank Krauss & Ellen Jacobs (CA,) Ann Landeros (TX,) Ami Levin (RI,) Donna Stayduhar (PA,) Signe Strawser (OH) and Donna Wiles (PA)



Bentley and Mercedes Item # 8

"Bentley and Mercedes"

owned by Susan Kowitz from the US.


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Carolyn Fleming (IL)

Then 10 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.


10 WINNERS: Ann Comfort (IN,) Lea Doane & Phil Chagnon (British Columbia,) Denyse Giannone (OH,) Anne Gribbon (Australia,) Marianne Jeffy (AZ,) Susan Kowitz (WA,) Tony Lee (CA,) Tom McKinney (MA,) Signe Strawser (OH) and Carol Westaway (OH)



Comet Item # 9

"Comet looking to the Autumn Colours"

owned by Leah Levy from Canada


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Peggy Rickenbach (WA)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Lea Doane & Phil Chagnon (British Columbia,) Cathy Fike (OH,) Jeri Holloway (LA) Cherie & Sal Massaro (CA,) Tom McKinney (MA) and Joni Payne (OH)



Huxely Item # 10

"Portrait of Huxely"

owned by Ellen Lauber from the US


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Nancy Van Horne (WA)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Bobbie Abern (MT,) Alise Burbridge (MA,) Mary Norris (VA,) Barb LeTourneau (CO,) Pam & Jon Weir (IN) and Carol Westaway (OH)



Bosley Item # 11

"Portrait of Bosley"

owned by Lisa Hawes from the US.


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Joanne Prellberg (AZ)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Sheria Freedman (CA,) Annette Jan (UT,) Tony Lee (2) (CA,) Diane Metzler (NJ) and Donna Wiles (PA)



Berner Puppies Item # 12

"Berner Puppies"

owned by Doris Braune from Germany


The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Esta Dalsass (NJ)


Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Mickie Anderson (British Columbia,) Andrea Brin (PA,) Kathy Gray (CA,) Jeri Holloway (LA) Janice Waterstreet (British Columbia) and Lynn Whiteley (Ontario)



Huxely and the yellow bells Item # 13

"Huxely and the Yellow Bells"

owned by by Ellen Lauber the US.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Sherri Starbird (ME)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Esta Dalsass (NJ,) Coral Denis (British Columbia,) Lea Doane & Phil Chagnon (British Columbia,) Jennie Hoffnagle (PA,) Bobbie Klimkowski (IL) and Cherie & Sal Massaro (CA)



Balou Item # 14

"Balou in Wonder Winterland"

owned by Doris Braun from Germany.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Lisbeth Plant (British Columbia)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Pat Allen (Ontario,) Ellen Barnaby (MA,) Diane Emerick (TX,) Cherie & Sal Massaro (CA,) Alexis Smith (MD) and Anya Wittenborg (MA)



Puppy and Hand Item # 15

"Puppy in Hand"

owned by Doris Braun from Germany.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Lynn Whiteley (Ontario)

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

8 WINNERS: Alise Burbridge (VA,) Suzanne Deering (NC,) Kathy Deyo (ID,) Toby Erlichman (PA,) Fiona Gordon (Australia,) Robin Kelly (VA,) Laura Lopez Mendez (Mexico) and Signe Strawser (OH)



Sam Item # 16

"Portrait of Samson"

Currently owned by Pat Tackett from the US.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Sheira Freedman (CA)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Patty Aarons (MI,) Terri Babcock (MA,) Lynn Campion (ID,) Meryl Coratello (PA,) Jane Epstein (CA) and Jim Walters (IN)



Playing Pups Item # 17

"Pups at Play"

owned by Doris Braun from Germany.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Katherine Dolan (NY)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Marilynn Blake (MN,) Karen Heitkamp (CA,) Nick Hengeveld (CA,) Lynn Hottel (VA,) Maureen McCormick (Alberta) and Jeannie & Rob Smith (OH)



Quincy Item # 18

"Quincy Loves the Beach"

owned by Took Visudtibhan from US.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Jeannie & Rob Smith (OH)

Then 6 additional tickets will be drawn and each winner will get a print of this painting.

6 WINNERS: Linda Bates (MA,) Fara Bushnell (KY,) Katherine Dolan (NY,) Susie Folk (VA,) Jim Walters (IN) and Donna Wiles (PA)



Sherman Item #19

"Sherman the Story Teller from Doggy Heaven
as a Pup"

owned by Clair Magee from Canada.

The first ticket drawn will win the actual painting.

WINNER: Bea Duncan (MT)

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

8 WINNERS: Parry Aarons (MI,) Bobbie Abern (MT,) Ann Comfort (IN,) Karen Connors (WA,) Doug & Diane Duell (NY,) Tony Lee (CA,) Penny Petrone (CT) and Cheryl Trapani (CA)



Maaike Item # 20

8 Prints of the original painting

"Portrait of Maaike"

8 tickets will be drawn


8 WINNERS: Maria Crifasi (MD,) Toby Erlichman (PA,) Bridget Fare (PA,) Jennifer Hoffnagle (2) (PA,) Laura Lopez Mendez (Mexico,) Janice Parky (MA) and Donna Wiles (PA)



Sherman Item # 21

8 prints of the original painting

"Sherman the Story Teller from Doggy Heaven"

owned by Claire Magee from Canada.

8 tickets will be drawn


8 WINNERS: Betsy Brainard (OH,) Ann Comfort (IN,) Maria Crifasi (MD,) Toby Erlichman (PA,) Laura Lopez Mendez (Mexico,) Claire Magee (Nova Scotia,) Janice Parky (MA) and Signe Strawser (OH)



Pixie Item # 22

10 prints of the original painting

"Pixie in the Meadow"

owned by Jean Cheesman from England

10 tickets will be drawn


10 WINNERS: Jean Cheesman (United Kingdom,) Liz Caldwell (KS,) Esta Dalsass (NJ,) Katherine Dolan (NY,) Denyse Giannone (NJ,) Anne Gribbon (Australia,) Nancy Smalley (NY,) Sherri Starbird (ME,) Lou Tucker (CO) and Donna Wiles (PA)



Flower Pups Item # 23

6 prints of the original painting

"We are the Most Beautiful Flowers in the Garden"

6 tickets will be drawn


6 WINNERS: Harriet Gehorsam (VA,) Denyse Giannone (NJ,) Julie Greco (IL,) Lynn Hottel (VA,) Cherie & Sal Massaro (CA) and Sherrie Starbird (ME)



Milkcan with Newfoundland Item # 24

Milkcan with Newfoundland.


WINNER: Donna Stayduhar (PA)



China Vase with Newfoundland Item # 25

China flower vase with 2 handles
and Newfoundland


WINNER: Carol McArthur (MO)



China vase with Newfoundland pup Item # 26

2 china flower vases with one handle
and Newfoundland pup

2 tickets will be drawn


2 WINNERS: Kristi Davis (AK) and Cherie & Sal Massaro (CA)



china oval plate Item # 27

China oval plate with Newfoundland pup
and gold edge


WINNER: Liz Bradbury (Scotland)



China plate Item # 28

China plate with Newfoundland
and gold edge


WINNER: Liz Bradbury (Scotland)



China box Item # 28

Small round china box
with Newfoundland


WINNER: Carol McArthur (MO)



chiner flower vases Item # 29

2 small china flower vases
with Newfoundland

for placing by a photo

2 tickets will be drawn


2 WINNERS: Liz Bradbury (2) (Scotland)



heart shaped china boxes Item # 30

2 china heart shaped boxes
with Newfoundland silhouette

2 tickets will be drawn


2 WINNERS: Liz Bradbury (Scotland) and Suzanne Deering (NC)



wine glass with Newfoundland Item # 31

Wine glass with Newfoundland


WINNER: Liz Bradbury (Scotland)



wine glass with Newf Head Item # 32

Wine glass with Newfoundland Head


WINNER: Liz Bradbury (Scotland)



wine glass with Newf pup Item # 33

Wine glass with Newfoundland pup


WINNER: Liz Bradbury (Scotland)



China vases with Berner Head Item # 44

2 china flower vases with two handles
and Berner head

2 tickets will be drawn


2 WINNERS: Karen Heitkamp (CA) and Lou Tucker (CO)



Swiss cow bell money box Item # 45

Swiss cow bell as money box


WINNER: Kathy Meier (CA)



wine glass with Berner Head Item # 46

3 wine glasses with Berner head

3 tickets will be drawn


3 WINNERS: Kristi Davis (AK,) Patti Rosner (NY) and Jill Shaeffer (PA)



Drive safe Item # 47

3 silver medallions for the car

"Think of me and drive safely"

3 tickets will be drawn


3 WINNERS: Robin Korotki (MD,) Ellen Morck (NY) and Donna Stayduhar (PA)



china plates with Berner Head Item # 48

2 china plates with Berner head
and gold edge

2 tickets will be drawn


2 WINNERS: Doug & Diane Duell (NY) and Cherie & Sal Massaro (CA)



wall plate Item # 49

China wall medallion with Berner

and gold edge

(the Berner is Mercedes
owned by Susan Kowitz from the US)


WINNER: Donna Wiles (PA)



china plate with berner Item # 50

China plate with Berner head
and gold edge


WINNER: Jill Shaeffer (PA)



Swans eggs with Berner Head Item # 51

4 swan's eggs with Berner head

4 tickets will be drawn


4 WINNERS: Lea Doane & Phil Chagnon (British Columbia,) Kurt Hamlen (LA,) Kara MacWilliams (MD) and Marsha Schaublin (OH)



china vase Item # 52

China vase with Berner head
for placing by a photo


WINNER: Coral Denis (British Columbia)



china box with Berner Item # 53

4 heart-shaped china boxes
with Berner head

4 tickets will be drawn.



4 WINNERS: Lisa Baldwin (WA,) Annette Jan (UT,) Sue Sanvido (OH) and Donna Stayduhar (PA)



Berner sculpture Item # 54

Sculpure of a sittting Berner


WINNER: Robin Korotki (MD)



china pill box Item # 55

Large China pill box with Berner head.


WINNER: Nancy Van Horne (WA)





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