Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Barbaro Fund at UPenn’s New Bolton Center

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – An anonymous donor has given a very generous gift to launch the Barbaro Fund for the George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. Due to the overwhelming outpouring of support for Barbaro, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine has also established a website where people can send messages of support for Barbaro and where donors can offer their support for animals treated at New Bolton Center.

“It is wonderful that we can create something so very good out of Barbaro’s tragedy and to help celebrate animal athletes,” said Gretchen Jackson, Barbaro’s owner. “This fund in Barbaro’s name will honor him and provide a lasting resource to help care for animals treated at the Widener Hospital.”

Donations will go directly to a fund for the Widener Hospital and not specifically for Barbaro’s care.

Donors can find out how to offer monetary gifts at: www.vet.upenn.edu/giving/giving_ways.html.

Well-wishers can send e-mail to Barbaro via a form at: www.vet.upenn.edu/barbaro.

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