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The Berner Lovers - Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraiser 2012


November 20th through February 18th 2013

RESULTS!


This fundraiser is in honor of all of the work Willem has done over the years to support our cancer fundraisers!! Thank you, Willem for your hard work and dedication to eradicating cancer in Bernese Mountain Dogs.



Willem's page on Berner Art and more info



Donations to this Fundraiser Welcome!
. joye.neff@gmail.com


Fundraiser FAQ's




Dr. Elaine Ostrander (National Institute of Health in Maryland) and Dr. Catherine Andre (University of Rennes in France) are collaborating on research on histiocytic sarcoma in the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Dr Ostrander - see more
Dr Andre - see more


In the previous study that the Berner Lovers supported for Drs. Ostrander and Andre, they collected genomic DNA from affected and unaffected Bernese Mountain Dogs in North America and Europe, and both independent and combined genome-wide association studies (GWAS) were used to identify cancer-associated loci. Fine mapping and sequencing narrowed the primary locus to a single gene region in both of the studies. They published a paper on the Bernese Mountain dogs from this study that was featured on the cover of one of the major scientific journals. The paper focused on that one genetic region and they now want look for the gene that controls the other locus. Since they have no designated funding for this project, they can't move forward with their research.

HERE IS WHERE ALL OF YOU BERNER LOVERS ENTER INTO THE PICTURE!!

The 2012 Berner Lovers' Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraiser is officially launched! The money we collect with this fundraiser will go towards funding the next step in Dr. Elaine Ostrander's and Dr. Catherine Andre's research on histio in the Bernese Mountain Dog. Any money we raise beyond what they need will go towards supporting other cancer research in Berners.

This fundraiser is in honor of Willem Wijnberg who has painted most of the items for our previous Cancer Fundraisers. He was unable to paint the items this year, so I have collected a huge number of items from generous Berner Lovers for you to try to win!



Ticket prices are:

Tier One
$5 each,
or 4 for $10,
or 10 for $20.
Tier Two
$1 each,
or 8 for $5,

or 20 for $10.
Tier Three
$2 each
or 4 for $5
or 20 for $20



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 15243-1881

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




CHALLENGES!


Challenge #1)
An anonymous donor will donate up to $300 to our Cancer Fundraiser if we get 150 people to add both the date of death and the cause of death of their former Berners. Add your Berners at the Rainbow Bridge -$2 will be donated for every date of death and cause of death entered into the Berner-Garde database.
As an added bonus, Val Horney and two other anonymous Berner Lovers are also donating $5 to Berner-Garde for every date of death and cause of death, in memory of Mark Milligan.
<see more for Val's BGF Challenge>


Challenge #2 - COMPLETE!
An anonymous Berner Lover has donated $500 to the fundraiser and instead of taking tickets has asked me to give 4 FREE Tier ONE tickets (or if you prefer 20 FREE Tier TWO tickets) to anyone who makes a donation of $40 or more to the fundraiser!



Challenge #3
The Lone Star Bernese Mountain Dog Club (Texas) has made a $300 donation and has challenged all other Berner Clubs, both in the USA and in other countries, to match their donation (or whatever amount their club can give.) Last year we were able to raise a little over $58,000 to support Dr. Matthew Breen's research on histio. We had amazing support from the Berner Clubs in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and from Berner Lovers from many other other countries.


Challenge #4 -
Purchase a Berner Gift Box from Montana Grassland Mixes (Patsy and Rick Thista) and they will make a nice donation to our cancer fundraiser
http://www.montanagrasslandmixes.com/bernese.html


Challenge #5
George Pappas has donated $500 plus an anonymous donor has donated $500 for a total of $1,000. IF we can raise $1,000 in the next week, they both will match their $500 donations, giving us an additional $1,000.That is AWESOME!! I know that we can do it!!!


Challenge #6
An anonymous donor has pledged $1,500 and asked me to use her tickets as an additional challenge. Anyone who makes a donation of $100 or more will receive an additional 80 FREE TIER ONE TICKETS!!


Challenge #7
An anonymous donor has pledged $300 and anyone who makes a donation of any amount and is a first time donor to one of my fundraisers will receive 10 FREE TIER ONE TICKETS!!


Challenge #8
I have a great challenge from Patti Finley. She has donated eight "To Go Travel Coffee Mugs" that have silhouettes of standing and gaiting Berners on them for our challenge. Here is a photo of the Coffee Mugs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/116919902/bernese-mountain-dog-gaiting-on-thermal https://www.etsy.com/listing/116920546/bernese-mountain-dog-silhouettes-on

All donations up to $39 will receive one chance to win one of these great Berner Travel Mugs. When I do the drawing of prizes, I will pick eight lucky winners for the mugs!


And remember if your donation is between $40 and $99, you will also get 20 ADDITIONAL FREE TIER ONE TICKETS from Tom McKinney!!



RESULTS!


Our goal for the 2012 Berner Lovers' Willem Wijnberg Cancer Fundraiser was to raise $20,000 - $10,000 for both Dr. Elaine Ostrander's and $10,000 for Dr. Catherine Andre's research on histiocytic sarcoma in Bernese Mountain Dogs. We came within $633.08 of our goal - we were able to raise $19,366.92. I am hoping that some of the late checks will still come in and we can still hit our goal!!


(At this point in time I usually do a marathon packing frenzy and pack up the prizes and mail them out over the weekend, however this year I will not be able to spend the time necessary to do that so quickly. On February 6th, my husband, Bill, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow which affects the skeletal system. We have spent a lot of time in the hospital and at the cancer and pain clinics over the past twelve days, and that is why there was a delay in the drawing of the winning tickets. Bill gets a port installed this Friday and will begin his chemo treatments (45 weeks) on Monday, Feb. 25th. I will work on packing a few prizes at a time and getting them mailed when I have time each day, so I thank you in advance for your patience with me in getting the prizes mailed out to everyone.)

We had donations from 35 of the 50 states in the USA, 3 provinces and Canada, plus two other countries. Here are the results of the donations by states, provinces and countries:

AK - 4 AZ - 1 CA - 15 CO - 6 CT - 3
FL - 1 GA - 1 ID - 2 IL - 6 IN - 5
KS - 3 KY - 3 LA - 1 MA - 12 MD - 6
MI - 2 MN - 1 MO - 3 MT - 1 NC - 6
NE - 1 NH - 2 NJ - 3 NY - 6 OH - 11
OK - 1 OR - 6 PA - 6 RI - 1 TN - 2
TX - 5 VA- 2 VT- 2 WA- 8 WI- 1
Alberta- 2 Australia- 3 British Columbia- 1 Canada- 1 Ontario- 5
UK- 2

If your state, province or country is not represented, you can still send me a check/cheque to help us hit our $20,000 goal. I am happy to accept more checks/cheques to achieve our goal.

The very lucky winners are:



Tier One

Ticket prices are:

$5 each,

or 4 for $10,

or 10 for $20.



Item #A

A pair of "Berner Heaven" wine glasses

Hand painted.

Donated by Kayle Luthey


Winner: Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Alaska








Item #B

A pair of "Berner Autumn" wine glasses

Hand painted

Donated by Kayle Luthey


Winner: Stacy Slade






Reads "Falling leaves upon my head ~ why can't they be treats instead?"


Item #C

A pair of "Berner Winter" wine glasses

Hand Painted

Donated by Kayle Luthey


Winner: Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon








Item #D

Santa with Berner pup
approximately 12" tall

Hand painted and hand carved

Donated by Kayle Luthey



Winner: Alison Olsen






Item #E

Recipe Scrapbook


This is a scrapbook made of recipes sent to Patti Finley by members of the Berner-L and the BARC lists.

Made and donated by Patti Finley

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BMDmemories

In Loving Memory of Kenzie


Winner: Shonda McCord






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Item #G

Antique matted and framed
"Berner with Family"
(13x12)

Donated by Alice Regele



Winner: Linda Bates





Item #H

Antique matted and framed
"Girl with Berner"
(12x15)
Original Etching on Silk
Made in Austria

Donated by Alice Regele



Winner: Jill Ezell






Item #I

Berner Paw Print Pendant - Series 3

The Berner Paw is a "Very Limited Edition Series" designed and custom made to raise money for Berners. These are hand made by a silversmith, using inlaid gemstones and surrounded by mother of pearl to resemble snow. The stones are set in heavy sterling silver. The photo does not come close to showing it's real beauty. It comes with a sterling silver twisted rope chain and gift boxed. (Chain style may vary.)

Designed and Donated by Brenda Broome www.nantahalatradingpost.com

(Brenda also sells these necklaces and 100% of the money goes back to BEHAF or some other Berner cause. The money is either donated or used to have more of these made to donate)



Winner: Meredith Gilbert






Item #J

Hanes XL Hoodie
in a medium colored steel grey
with the design "Snow Dog" and snowflakes.

Designed, made and donated

by Patti Finley
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BMDmemories

In Loving Memory of Yue


Winner: Michelle Keck






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Item #K

Handmade Bernese Mountain Dog Copper Weathervane

Donated by Patti Grijalva



Winner: Sherri Venditti






Item #L

Set of Two Etched Berner Tumblers
(4 1/2 inches tall)

2 Sets of Two Tumblers have been donated,
so 2 Winners will be drawn

Etched by Patti Finley http://www.etsy.com/shop/BMDmemories

Donated by Fara Bushnell



2 Winners:
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon
and Patti Grijalva







Item #M

Quilting of two Berners in a shadow box
(12X12)

Made and donated by Patti Finley
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BMDmemories

In Loving Memory of Missy



Winner: Alexis Smith





Item #N

Original painting on wood
by Maggie (Crawford) Budros Wright
entitled Fall Romp

Donated by Patti Finley
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BMDmemories


In Loving Memory of Trina


Winner: Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada







Item #O

Set of Two Glasses

2007 Specialty "Run for the Roses"

2 Sets have been donated

so 2 Winners will be drawn

Donated by

Kentuckiana Bernese Mt. Dog Club


2 Winners:
Wendi Meyer and Kathy Webb






Item #P

Framed Berner Painting
(8x7)

Donated by Michael O'Hara



Winner: Robin Hoogwerf





Item #Q

Berner plate by Imagine This Studio
(8 1/2 inch diameter)


This beautiful plate was used as the agility trophies in the 2005 National Specialty.

Donated with love and appreciation by
the Helderberg Bernese Mountain Dog Club of New York
in honor of JR Martone
and in memory of Sue Ann Martone.


Winner: North Coast Bernese Mountain Dog Club






Item #R

Tri-color bracelet

Donated by Patty Tomaszewski



Winner: Liz Caldwell





Item #S

Framed Berner Print

by V. Bradberry '07
(17x14)

Donated by Michael O'Hara



Winner: Robin Hoogwerf





Item #T

Plate with farmer girl
8" diameter


These are authentic items from Heimatwerk, the premier Swiss handicrafts store. They are ceramics from the 1950s to 1970s from Hugo Kohler and Jacob Stucki of Langnau.

Donated by Linda and Bob Seaver


Winner: Kathy Kennedy





Item #U

Plate with farmer boy
8" diameter


These are authentic items from Heimatwerk, the premier Swiss handicrafts store. They are ceramics from the 1950s to 1970s from Hugo Kohler and Jacob Stucki of Langnau.

Donated by Linda and Bob Seaver


Winner: Kathy Kennedy





Item #V

Spoon rest with blond boy
5" diameter


These are authentic items from Heimatwerk, the premier Swiss handicrafts store. They are ceramics from the 1950s to 1970s from Hugo Kohler and Jacob Stucki of Langnau.

Donated by Linda and Bob Seaver



Winner: Cheryl Thornton





Item #W

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain Ruby Jubilee (1971-2011) China Plate
(5 1/2 inch diameter)

Donated by Tracy Titchmarsh



Winner: Kathy Deyo




Item #X

Walk your Berner in style wearing this warm Alpaca Cape

ML Kessler's alpaca cape in its original natural brown is distinguished by a lovely, braided-yarn trim and an extended collar that ties gracefully at the neckline. Super-soft alpaca fibers are strong, lustrous and hollow inside, so they warm you like a cup of hot cocoa.

Donated by Terri Babcock



Winner: Annie Bell




Item #Y

Berner Field Bag

Donated by Nancy Melone



Winner: Signe Strawser





Item #Z

Set of handmade Swiss flag pot holders

(10" square)


Donated by Natalie Shubert



Winner: Nell and John Ward



(photo shows one but there will be a matching pair)



Item #AA

Denim vest
with hand painted Berner on back

(Adult Medium)

Painted and donated by
Jackie Ingram-Noniewicz

In loving memory of Koda and Kenaihttp://www.bernese.biz/histio3Koda.htm
http://www.bernese.biz/histio3Kenai.htm


Winner: Joan Corr









Item #BB

Hand painted Berner Wine Glass
"Always in our hearts"

Painted and donated by
Jackie Ingram-Noniewicz

In loving memory of Koda and Kenaihttp://www.bernese.biz/histio3Koda.htm http://www.bernese.biz/histio3Kenai.htm


Winner: Kristin Shaw








Item #CC

Tri-color handmade bracelet
from Cozumel

Donated by Vilma Kistner Briggs
In Loving Memory of Charm
http://www.bernese.biz/veteran3Charm.htm



Winner: Adele Hershey





Item #DD

Tri-color custom handmade bracelet

Donated by Denni Chiappetta



Winner: Janice Parky




Item #EE

Berner - painted on wood
(12x15)

Donated by Judith Dieter



Winner: Julie Greco






Item #FF

Swiss Bell

(4x12)

Donated by Lindy Kunz
and Elizabeth Fletcher



Winner: Lynn Whiteley





Item #GG

The Bernese Mountain Dog Yesterday and Today
by Silvana Vogel Tedeschi
English Text by Lindy Kunz
http://www.bernese.biz/bernerbook.htm

Donated by
Silvana Vogel Tedeschi



Winner: Kenneth Harper










Tier One

Items #A >>>


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Tier Two

Items #1 - 25


Tier Two

Items #26 - 50


Tier Two

Items #51 - 75


Tier Two

Items #76 - >>>

Tier Three

A visit to Dr Breen's lab






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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