November 27th 2008 12:04 pm
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Please support FIP research at Ghent University:
November 26th 2008 2:22 pm
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Currently, we are in the Bria Fund for FIP Research’s last quarter for 2008. Through September 30th, $ 19,668.62 was raised. In order to fund FIP projects for 2009, further donations must be received by December 31, 2008. It takes approximately $ 15,000 to fund a study. This year has been a difficult one for The Winn Feline Foundation-giving is down approximately 20 percent.
Thank you to everyone who has donated or encouraged donations. A donation to the Bria Fund makes a wonderful gift anytime-birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and other holidays. Our family draws names for our Christmas gift exchange-Jim and I always designate the Bria Fund for our gifts. We are also honoring our very, special vet, Dr. Deborah Keim, this Christmas with inclusion in Winn’s Veterinary Honor Roll, designating that the donation be used to fund FIP research.
The current FIP research projects and previous projects can be viewed on the Winn Web site
at www.winnfelinehealth.org All proposals for 2009 must be submitted to Winn by
December 8, 2008. Please share the deadline with researchers interested in submitting FIP proposals. The Web site contains applicable submission instructions.
I hope that you will consider donating to next year’s FIP research. No amount is too small or too large. All donations to the Bria Fund, 100 %, are used for FIP research. There is exciting and important FIP research occurring right now, through Winn’s funding and other sources. I am very optimistic that if FIP research continues, we will defeat the FIP monster. Our motto for the Bria Fund was borrowed from Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. Thank you for all you are doing to win this battle.
November 26th 2008 2:19 pm
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The SOCK FIP website is now up. Dr. Niels Pedersen's
recent interview on FIP is posted, and information on
how to help with research to SOCK it to FIP. Some of
you who know me, I am Fennster's earth mommy, he is
amongst our many kitty angels succombing to FIP. His half
sister is still here with me, but worries me constantly,
being a little runt and failing to gain girth and having
weird blood tests, keeps me on edge constantly. But she
has survived to be almost 3 years old now, and I am
hopeful that she does not share what ever the weakness
was that allowed Fennster to have FIP. They share the
same Queens/ Moms, but their direct Pop's are not the same,
but do cross further down the tree.
SOCK FIP has been organized for the purpose of raising
funds for UC Davis - Dr. Pedersen's team research for FIP.
As we know, there is no cure or even definitive live diagnosis
for this dreadful disease. So many vet doctors do not understand
how to diagnose or recommend treatments. There are many
conflicting opinions. I have not heard of any kitties being
cured, they all succomb eventually. It is truly heartbreaking
and I re-live my experience with Fennster, as I remain a constant
reader and occasional contributor on FIPCatSupport. Marleen has been
a God-send to our support group, and I can not say that enough!
Please visit the website and PLEASE consider donating/supporting.
No amount is too small!
Additionally, until Dec 31, for every dollar that you donate,
it will be DOUBLED by a generous matching anonymous donor!
Please tell your VET about this, print it out and ask them
to help as well. Many vets send donations to UC Davis, please ask
them to specifically indicate their donation to SOCK FIP -so
that it is directed to FIP Research at UC Davis specifically.
Your help is very needed and appreciated. Please help this very
important research. Please feel free to email me directly if you
have any questions about the research or how to donate, or would
like to join SOCK FIP. The current research project needs to raise
$70M per year to be on-going. Almost 100% of the funds raised are
from individual contributors like us.
Don't forget to join and shop online through
iGive.com for the cause:
Together we can do this.
In hope and gratitude,
Carol, missing Fennster the Cat.