The AKC Canine Health Foundation has undertaken amajor bloat initiative to sponsor research into the causes and treatment of bloat (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus or GDV).
The Briard Medical Trust has committed to raising enough funding to become a Bloat Initiative Charter Sponsor at $10,000. The Briard Club of America generously donated $2,500 to start us off, and has designated an additional $2,500 from the BCA Donor Advised Fund at the AKC CHF to take us halfway toward our goal. We thank the BCA for its generosity.
To raise the remaining $5,000, the Briard Medical Trust is initiating a matching donation challenge: for every donation toward the bloat initiative by individuals, a club, or a business, the trust will match the donation 1:1 up to a total trust contribution of $2,500. The challenge will run through December 21, 2012.
If you would like to participate in the challenge online, go to the Briard Medical Trust website and use the PayPal button provided on that page.
For those who wish to send a check, please indicate that it is for the bloat challenge and send to:
880 Green Level Road
Boones Mill, VA 24065
Remember that all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Since its founding in 2005, the Briard Medical Trust has donated well over $40,000 in support of various research studies to benefit the health of our Briards. Your generous contributions make this possible.
Don't forget that you can benefit the Briard Medical Trust while doing your holiday shopping on Amazon by making your Amazon purchases through the link provided at the bottom of the trust's "Shop 'til You Drop" page.