This is our 2nd annual event to benefit autoimmune/endocrine research.
This year we will be fundraising in support of a Preclinical Detection test for Addison’s project being conducted by Dr. Markus Rick, Med Vet, PhD at Michigan State University.
Dr. Rick needs funding help with the cost of processing samples already collected from diagnosed Addison’s affected and normal individuals. With this work he hopes to prove his thesis and develop a test for early detection of Addison’s. Currently affected individuals often can not be identified until nearly complete loss of endocrine function and they develop life threatening symptoms, so this test would be of great importance toward early detection and treatment as well as helping breeders to screen individuals in their breeding programs. This would to not only benefit Cardigans, but all dog breeds where Addison’s has been known to occur.
Hand made ornaments will again be offered as a Thank-you for any donations of $20 or more. See our Donate page for more details.