HISTORY & GOALS
In 1995 a small group of people who loved the Boxer breed, decided that it was time to "give back" to the breed that gives us so much. This resulted in the formation of the American Boxer Charitable Foundation. The Mission of the Foundation is simple. It is simply to raise money to be used to fund research into the health-related issues that face our beloved breed. This means all of our breed ... from the fine showdogs, to the Obedience, Agility and Performance dogs, beloved family pets and even the abandoned Rescue Boxers that break our hearts. It benefits Boxers with cropped or uncropped ears ... as well as fawn, brindle and white Boxers. We are about the health of our breed! All of our breed.
The Foundation then had to devise means to raise the money needed to pay for the research that needed to be done. To accomplish this Mission, we utilize fundraisers and these fundraisers fall into two categories ... Supporters and Members.
SUPPORTERS: This list includes those who help with our largest fundraiser, our Annual Auction held at our National Specialty Show in May of each year. This event is manned entirely by volunteers and generous Boxer lovers donate all of the items. It's truly amazing to see how each year, the volunteers show up, the items flow in and the room fills with people willing to spend money to help our breed. It is an evening that truly puts the FUN back in FUNdraising.
Also included under the heading of "Supporters" are those who donate to our Endowment Fund through Memorials and Honorariums. If you want to remember or donate in the name of a friend or Boxer, simply send your donation (along with the name and address of the family) to the Foundation and we will send a lovely acknowledgement card to the family of the person/dog that you are honoring.
Another form of Support is to purchase any of the varied Boxer items we sell. Please remember that the profits from each of these items are used to fund research for our Boxers! What a wonderful way to help our breed.
|September 18, 2015
Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease
In a paper published on September 16, 2015 in Genome Research by Elvers et al, a collaboration between eight US and international institutions of veterinary and human medicine and biomedical research, the benefits of One Health become clear.
With funds provided by the NIH, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and others, the researchers successfully defined molecular subtypes of lymphoma, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in dogs, from three specific dog breeds in comparison to the same human cancer. According to senior author Dr. Jessica Alfoldi of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, "Working with the tumor DNA of golden retrievers, cocker spaniels and boxers, we have identified genes with known involvement in human lymphoma and other cancers as well as novel genes that could help in the discovery of much-needed new treatment options for cancer."
|GEORGIA BUCHLA CANCER FUND NEWS|
As we bring this fundraising activity to a close on July 1st, 2015, we want to thank Sherry and Todd Buchla for their efforts on behalf of the ABCF in the fight against hemangiosarcoma. The Georgia fund raised $24,443 and had a commitment from the ABCF to match funds raised. President Bill Truesdale announced at the ABC (May 2015) that we would match funds to a total of $100,000, and to ensure that happens, the ABCF will be funding a hemangiosarcoma study for the full $100,000. The ABCF will continue its commitment to fight all cancers and the diseases and disorders that plague our breed. Thank you to all of the individuals, groups and clubs that contributed to the success of this project. Your support of the ABCF and its objectives is greatly appreciated.
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