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Birds of a Feather Quilt ~ A Collaborative Charity Program
Funding research, one step at a time…
One stitch at a time to make a square…
One square at a time to make a quilt…
One ticket at a time to make a donation…
One donation at a time to make research work.
Buy a ticket today! www.StopPDD.org
Help fund the research to find a cause and prevent PDD. Your ticket is
another block in the quilt of hope.
Ticket sales end on May 15, 2005.
Local statutes require that no tickets be sold after this date. Tickets
will not be available in Savage, Maryland on Sunday, May 22, when Dr.
Branson Ritchie draws the winner’s name during a presentation of his
current PDD research. So nudge your fellow club members to purchase tickets
while they are still available!
AHN offers the convenience of credit card payments. Tickets are available
online at www.StopPDD.org or visit the StopPDD Booth on Sunday May 15 2005
at the Bird Mart at the West Park Hotel, Tysons VA.
Dr. Ritchie draws the winning ticket on May 22.
Quilt ticket holders do not have to be present to win! But many people are
looking forward to attending the presentation simply to hear the scientific
perspective directly from Dr. Ritchie. The Bird
Heard,(www.thebirdheard.com) has graciously donated meeting space and
coordinated the presentation and drawing event with Avian Health Network.
Dr. Ritchie, whose research team at the University of Georgia’s College of
Veterinary Medicine benefits from the quilt drawing and door proceeds, may
be the world’s leading authority on the epizootiology of PDD. His team, the
Emerging Diseases Research Group (EDRG), studies the character and causes
of epizootic diseases such as PDD in populations of psittacine birds, and
would like to someday produce an effective means for testing for the
disease, and a vaccine to prevent its spread across populations of birds.
EDRG’s recent study of PDD in cockatiels has direct and immediate
implications for all of our parrot companions and flocks. More importantly,
it moves us a step further toward the protection of population health in a
unique and special avian species.
Avian Health Network, Inc. is a 501(C)3 headquartered and incorporated in
the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are an organization of volunteers with no
paid personnel. We are committed to raising public awareness & funds for
avian diseases such as PDD. http://www.StopPDD.org don’t miss the chance
to support StopPDD get your tickets today.
I guess it’s hard for people who are so used to things the way they are –
even if they’re bad – to change. ‘Cause they kind of give up. And when
they do, everybody kind of loses. ~ Pay it Forward by Character, Trevor