AKC Canine Health Foundation to Celebrate Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, will celebrate the many milestones made in canine health research this year, and the donors who make this progress possible, at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

As part of the evening’s festivities, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will receive the 2016 President’s Award. This award is given annually to a person or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health. As the founding organization of CHF, the AKC has been a tireless supporter of the Foundation, donating over $23 million in financial support and in-kind services to further the mission of the Foundation, helping keep operating expenses low and maximizing the dollars the Foundation puts toward cutting-edge research.

“Throughout CHF’s nearly 22 year history, the American Kennel Club has been a true partner in the Foundation’s mission to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives,” said Dr. Diane Brown, CHF CEO. “We are grateful for the AKC’s commitment to healthy dogs and for their significant financial and in-kind support.”

Also presented at Canines & Cocktails is the Distinguished Research Partner Award, given to a club or organization for their ongoing and outstanding commitment to fund canine health research. The 2016 recipients are the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association and the English Springer Spaniel Foundation. Working in collaboration, these organizations have generously supported canine health research to benefit all dogs. Most recently, they became the first Champion level sponsors of CHF’s Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, donating over $50,000.

Canines & Cocktails is a festive event where people passionate about dogs come together to celebrate achievements in canine health research. In addition to the awards presentations, guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and live music by the Gypsy Lane Band.

The event is sponsored by The Canine Chronicle and chairpersons are Dr. and Mrs. William Truesdale.

Event tickets for Canines & Cocktails are $85 per person and can be purchased online. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


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