CHF is Rockin’ and Rollin’

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is rocking and rolling and is proud to announce the auction of a...

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is rocking and rolling and is proud to announce the auction of a Motley Crue autographed Fender "Telecaster" guitar.

This guitar is a limited edition (40 of 100) signed by all original members of Motley Crue (as notarized by John Corabi - former front man of the group). It is signed by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Corabi. Proceeds from the auction will go toward the "Double the Dollars for Dogs" Endowment Challenge. Information and the bidding website can be found at www.ebay.com/motleychf.

The guitar was made possible through a generous donation from Bernadette P. Quercio, AKC Canine Health Foundation President's Council member and Owner of Artic Luv USA Kennels. As a fellow lover of Alaskan malamutes, Mr. Corabi has developed a friendship with Quercio which has led to a co-bred champion in the fancy.

"For me, it's all about the dogs," says Quercio. "The Canine Health Foundation is a wonderful organization leading the charge against canine disease. DNA mapping and genetic tests identified by Foundation researchers have led to healthier dogs for breeders," she adds. "This auction couldn't have come at a better time - the band just started their world tour and I hope this will lead to a huge contribution for the Foundation! The band has a great group of guys dedicated to the health of all dogs and I'm sure folks will be thrilled to help the Foundation in such a meaningful way."

"I'm excited that the Foundation is looking to unique ways of raising money toward the Endowment Challenge," says DD DiLalla, Executive Director. "Our Board of Directors really want us to 'leave no stone unturned' and this is a great opportunity to tap into a demographic that's been previously untouched."

The AKC kicked off the Endowment campaign with a generous $500,000 donation. As the Canine Health Foundation raises money earmarked for the Endowment this year, the AKC will match those funds dollar for dollar up to $500,000. In all that adds up to $1.5 million to support the Foundation's mission of advancing canine health.

For more information about the auction, please visit our auction site at www.ebay.com/motleychf, or call our Raleigh office toll free at (888) 682-9696 or email jds@akc.org.

Contributions to the "Double the Dollars for Dogs" campaign can be sent to our office at the following address: AKC Canine Health Foundation, PO Box 37941, Raleigh, NC 27627, or you may contribute online at www.akcchf.org.