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Greetings from Toby's Foundation,


Purple Day 2011

PURPLE DAY is March 26, 2011 -Wear Purple to Support Epilepsy Awareness Globally for Canines and Humans....SAME DISEASE DIFFERENT SPECIES!


Visit www.purpleday.org. This is our Second Year supporting this global effort. We had a great turn out last year with a good response from around the globe. Please visit our website to view the wonderful photos we received last year. Please do it again! Send us your photos of you and/or your dogs wearing Purple! We will create a 2011 page to add to our 2010 page.

Please join with us and so many others on March 26th from around the globe to increase awareness of epilepsy for canines and humans!




Please tell us what you did or are doing to raise funds to support canine epilepsy research. Please visit our new Fund Raisers page at www.tobysfoundation.org/fundraisers.html to see what some clubs and individuals are doing to help us raise funds for canine epilepsy research! Please also view our Donors' page at www.tobysfoundation.org/donors.html  Thank you for your continued support!

Cindy Kilgore of Sacred Spirit Dog makes brass scarf pins and donates a portion from the sale of each pin to Toby's Foundation. If you want a unique and beautiful handmade gift for yourself or someone special please check out these beautiful scarf pins at www.sacredspiritdog.com/SpinneryWeavery.html. She also has other handmade items that benefit rescue groups.




Researchers Get First Hit on the Australian Shepherd, Dr. Ned Patterson and his team....in case you missed the news please visit our research page at www.tobysfoundation.org/research.html  and/or our February 17th newsletter at www.tobysfoundation.org/newsletters.html


Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Grant


We are pleased to announce that we are co-sponsoring for $3,000 a Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) grant, "Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of a Drug to Control Epilepsy in Dogs" for Dr. Dawn Merton Boothe at Auburn University for one year. This study will determine the efficacy of levetiracetam (commercially known as Keppra) as a safe, convenient anticonvulsant drug that can be given to dogs in a single oral dose, allowing its use as a sole anticonvulsant drug for canine epilepsy patients.


Because of the generosity of donors and some corporate matching gifts we are able to help sponsor research for more effective treatments for dogs suffering from canine epilepsy while we continue to support research to find causative genes for canine epilepsy and develop a genetic test.



Charitable Giving

Your gifts help us to support the research to find the genes responsible for canine epilepsy and develop a screening test.

Please make Toby's Foundation part of your charitable giving. Toby's Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 74-3135217. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and helps us in our efforts to stop canine epilepsy. Please check with your employer about a Matching Gifts program.

If you would like to make a memorial or honorary gift to support canine epilepsy research, an acknowledgement card can be sent to whomever you specify.

We accept donations online (see link below) or you may mail your check to:

Toby's Foundation
P.O. Box 7321
Laguna Niguel , CA 92607

Please Donate


AussiE-Update Volume V, No. 37
March 3, 2011

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