AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Matching Funds for Musculoskeletal Disease Research

10/15/2021

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sharon M. Albright, DVM, CCRT
Manager of Communications & Veterinary Outreach
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Phone: 919-334-4019
E-mail: sharon.albright@akcchf.org

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

RALEIGH, NC (October 15, 2021) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs, announces $25,000 in matching funds for musculoskeletal disease research.

In honor of their passion for canine athletes, an anonymous donor will match donations in support of CHF-funded research on canine musculoskeletal conditions and disease up to $25,000. This gift will support studies on cranial cruciate ligament rupture, regenerative medicine for tendon and joint injury, body condition scoring specific to canine athletes, and development of regional anesthesia techniques for osteoarthritis. Results from this important research will benefit working dogs, canine athletes, and aging dogs.

“We are fortunate to have donors who recognize the importance of improving the health of dogs through scientific research into musculoskeletal conditions and diseases,” states Bradford Brady, Director of Development for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. “Through donor-supported matches like this one, we hope to encourage more people to donate to this important research.”

The study of musculoskeletal conditions and disease is critical to CHF’s vision of addressing the health needs of all dogs across their entire lifetime. This research is part of a diverse portfolio encompassing all body systems, oncology, behavioral health, and infectious disease. To support canine musculoskeletal disease research, visit www.akcchf.org/musculoskeletal-match.

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About CHF
Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $62.5 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

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