2014 BEHAF Fundraiser
Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund)
3, 2014 to the end of May 2014
ticket drawing was on Saturday, June 7th
mission of the Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund, or
BEHAF, is to provide some financial assistance to the owners
of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs throughout the world who
are facing extensive and/or unexpected medical expenses for
their dog due to catastrophic illness or accidental injury.
"TO LOVE ONE BERNER IS TO LOVE THEM ALL!"
For more information about BEHAF
Q - Current Fundraiser:
We are raising money to help provide some financial
assistance to owners of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs who
find themselves in need of a little help when their dogs are
accidentally injured or develop catastrophic medical
conditions. BEHAF has been in existence since 1999. If you
have a purebred Berner with health issues, and treatment is
being determined by financial constraints, contact BEHAF!
They are there to help. Their goal is purely and simply to
make a difference in the lives of Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Q. How do I participate to win items? -
$5 each...or...6 for $20...or...20 for $50
$1 each...or...6 for $5...or...40 for $25
You can get tickets by mailing a check to Joye Neff
made payable to: BEHAF
Mail your check to: Joye Neff, 1182 Firwood Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1881
Be sure to include a note telling Joye how to
distribute your tickets for you
Please include your name, address, phone number and
Note - BEHAF has a place in their account to portion off
rescue funds, so funds that are earmarked for rescue can be
separated from the general BEHAF fund. If you prefer to have
your donation in the "Rescue" portion of BEHAF,
please be sure to write on the check that the funds are for
"Rescue." The rescue funds are available through a
similar application procedure for dogs in rescue, either to
an individual or a club. Once the dog has been adopted, it
is no longer eligible for the BEHAF rescue funds, but may
qualify for the general BEHAF funds, through the regular
application by the owner(s).
If you have any questions, just let me know and I'll
clarify or answer them for you!!
Because of your
generosity, Berners in need of medical assistance will be
able to be helped. Thank you for participating in our
fundraiser for BEHAF!
- I just received a pledge for $200 to BEHAF as a special
friend to Lori's dog, Gally. I have permission to use the
tickets as a challenge to others who make a donation to
Gally through BEHAF's Special Friend Program. Anyone making
a donation to Gally's Special Friend Fund will receive 10
FREE Tier One Tickets.
donor has made a generous donation challenging people who
have never made a donation to one of our fundraisers. Anyone
who is new to our fundraisers and who makes a donation of
$20 or more will get DOUBLE TICKETS for their donation!
and another anonymous donor have sent generous donations and
asked me to use their tickets as a Challenge to get
donations from other Berner Lovers! Therefore the next
twenty people who make donations of $30 or more will receive
their choice of: (1) an additional 6 Tier ONE tickets or (2)
an additional 20 Tier TWO tickets.
THANK YOU to the
members and the board of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of
Greater Seattle and the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of
Northern California who have both made a generous $100
donation to the 2014 BEHAF Fundraiser and have challenged
the other clubs in the US and other countries to make
donations to the fundraiser. This is a WIN/WIN/WIN
situation: (1) BEHAF gets money to help Berners in need, (2)
other Berner Clubs in the US and other countries are
challenged to make donations to the fundraiser, and (3) the
Club now has tickets to try to win prizes which they can use
in a fundraiser which will reimburse them for their
donation. THANK YOU TO THE BMDCGS and the BMDCNC and to
other clubs who will accept the challenge too.
order to assist Berners in need, they need donations to
build up their fund, and this is where you come into the
picture. YOU can make a donation to help Berners in need AND
also get chances to try to WIN some fantastic Berner Prizes!
You also will get additional Challenge Tickets.
It is a
THANK YOU to the
people who sent donations to BEHAF for our annual
fundraiser. Unfortunately we did not hit our goal of $7,000
- we did come close though. We were able to raise $6,435,
which is just $565 short of our goal. I'm hoping that I will
get some surprise checks from generous, caring Berner Lovers
who want to help Berners in need. That way, we can still hit
THANK YOU to the
Berner Lovers who donated items for our BEHAF Fundraiser
THANK YOU to Jean
Cheesman who made the website for our BEHAF Fundraiser
THANK YOU to all
of the Berner Lovers who made donations to the BEHAF
THANK YOU TO
BEHAF for helping Berners in need!
Joye Neff and
Maine's Xephyr Alpinebear, CGC - "Breeze" - BG
(German Shorthair Pointer)
Now - here is what you have been waiting for ~
THE WINNERS OF THE PRIZES FROM THE BEHAF FUNDRAISER!