AKC Canine Health Foundation Recognizes Six Organizations as Distinguished Research Partners


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to honor six organizations as Distinguished Research Partners in canine health. These six organizations, collectively, have donated more than $3.3 million to CHF to help prevent, treat, and cure canine disease over the course of the past 20 years.

The six organizations recognized at this evening’s Canine & Cocktails event in Orlando, FL are:

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), $330,875; Irish Setter Club of America Foundation, $131,100; Newfoundland Club of America Charitable Trust, $225,493; Collie Health Foundation, $337,059; The Golden Retriever Foundation, $1,163,612; and American Boxer Charitable Foundation, $1,180,130.

“These clubs and organizations are making a lasting impact on canine health.” said Dr. Shila Nordone, CHF’s Chief Scientific Officer. “Their donations to CHF are  supporting research that addresses some of the most prominent health concerns for our dogs. We are tackling cancer, subaortic stenosis, hypothyroidism, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, bloat and cardiomyopathy. Together, we are working to provide better treatments and more accurate diagnoses for all dogs.”

The Distinguished Research Partner awards help kick off the year-long 20th anniversary celebration of CHF. Susan Lilly, CHF’s CEO said, “We are deeply indebted to these organizations for their commitment to canine health and we greatly value their partnership over the past 20 years. We look forward to continuing these partnerships and impacting the health of all dogs for years to come.”





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