Canine Health Foundation Receives Grant for Canine Cancer Initiative

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - $25,000 grant from the Laura J. Niles Foundation to Benefit CCOGC

Raleigh, NC – The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that the organization was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Laura J. Niles Foundation to benefit the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) – a canine tumor biospecimen bank. The Consortium, which has received initial funding of $500,000 from the CHF and the Morris Animal Foundation, will house 3,000 canine cancer tissue samples that are expected to be an invaluable asset in the treatment and prevention of cancer in dogs as well as the development of treatments and cures for human cancers. To date, over $1.7 million of the $2.2 million needed for funding has been raised with a joint fundraising initiative currently underway.

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Jeff Sossamon
Director of Development & Communications
AKC Canine Health Foundation
PO Box 37941
Raleigh, NC 27627-7941
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation, founded in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, is the largest nonprofit worldwide to fund health research exclusively for canines. Our goal is to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to be the leader in non-invasive genetic health research, stem cell research, and biotherapeutics benefiting both canines and humans. We’re proud to announce we have allocated more than $18 million in canine health research through 74 schools and research institutions worldwide.

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