AKC Canine Health Foundation Presents Thomas A. Grabe with President’s Award at Canines & Cocktails Event


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce Mr. Thomas A. Grabe, publisher of The Canine Chronicle, as the recipient of the 2014 President’s Award. This award, given annually to a person or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health, is selected by the Foundation’s Chairman, currently Dr. A. Duane Butherus. Mr. Grabe will be presented with the award during CHF’s Canines & Cocktails event on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

Mr. Grabe and The Canine Chronicle have underwritten the printing and distribution costs of CHF’s annual calendar, Champions for Canine Health, for the past seven years. The Canine Chronicle has also been the lead sponsor of the Canines & Cocktails event for the past four years. All told, through the support of Mr. Grabe and The Canine Chronicle, more than $1 million dollars has been raised to support canine health research.

“Canines & Cocktails is a great event where we celebrate all supporters of CHF and the difference their contributions make in advancing canine health research,” said Dr. A. Duane Butherus, CHF Chairman. “Tom and The Canine Chronicle have been long-time supporters of the Foundation. Their monetary and in-kind donations, as well as their ability to publicize CHF’s work, are exceptional. We are grateful for their extraordinary commitment to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives.”

Tickets for Canines & Cocktails are still available for $75 per person and can be purchased online. A raffle will also be held, with proceeds to benefit continued canine health research. Raffle tickets are $20 each or six tickets for $100. Raffle prize winners need not be present to win.

Raffle and door prize items include:

  • $1,500 Jewelry Gift Certificate, donated by BB Unlimited
  • Silver Paw Print Bracelet, donated by BB Unlimited
  • 8x11” Watercolor Portrait of your dog completed from your pet’s photograph, donated by Ellen Chaput
  • XL Deep Dish Memory Foam Dog Bed, donated by Orvis
  • K9FitBone and K9FitBed, donated by FitPaws and DogTread
  • Coffee Gift Basket, donated by Black Dog Coffee Traders
  • Plush Dog Bed and assorted dog accessories and toys, donated by American Kennel Club
  • Thunder Shirt and Thunder Treats, donated by Thunder Shirt
  • Engraved Brick at the Purina Events Center

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