Support the Lyons Den in Memory of Nick

$430 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 38 months
Holly April Harris  PITTSBURGH, PA
In honor of Nick, a Siamese cat from Pittsburgh, PA, who met an untimely end at the age of 3 due to feline lymphoma, we are raising funds to help the 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative. Dr Lyons, of the University of Missouri, is working to map the genome of 99 cats. This research will help to find genetic mutations and variants responsible for diseases and to conquer health problems such as lymphoma, polycystic kidney disease and spinal muscular atrophy - diseases that affect both cats and humans. The cost to map the genes of just one cat is $8,000 - lets memorialize Nick by funding the mapping of one genome! This can help many cats in the future to not suffer disease like Nick did. This is a wonderful legacy for Nick to leave. Thank you all so much for your donations!



For more information about the Lyons Den and Dr. Lyons research, follow these links

http://felinegenetics.missouri.edu">The Lyons Den at the University of Missouri

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Scientists-set-out-to-map-whole-genome-of-cats-5198784.php#photo-5808935">Scientists set out to map whole genome of cats - 99 of them
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Update 7
Posted by Holly April Harris
30 months ago
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A few weeks ago, we sent off a check to the Lyons Den. In the card, I included all of you who contributed. Thank you so much!

I'm working on some ideas to try to continue to raise more funds & awareness for Nick's Legacy. If you have any ideas, please let me know! Thank you all again! ❤️
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Update 6
Posted by Holly April Harris
35 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported Nick's Lagacy! Unfortunately I was unable to keep up with promoting Nick's Legacy for a while but now I am intent on catching up!

For anyone who doesn't already know - we have a facebook page promoting Nick's Lagacy. Please share the link with your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/NicksLegacy
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Update 5
Posted by Holly April Harris
36 months ago
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Cancer in cats is less common than cancer in dogs. It’s probably half the rate that we see in dogs. But when we see cancer in cats, it tends to be a more aggressive form.

Read more about "Cancer in Cats: Types, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment" at:

http://pets.webmd.com/cats/guide/cancer-in-cats-types-symptoms-prevention-and-treatment
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Update 4
Posted by Holly April Harris
37 months ago
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How much do value do you place on your cat's life? How much would you be willing to spend to save his or her life? Interesting article!

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/how-much-would-you-spend-sick-cat-health-more-time
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$430 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 38 months
Created February 5, 2014
Holly April Harris  
JJ
$20
Julie Johnston
37 months ago
$20
Anonymous
37 months ago
AH
$25
Autumn Harris
37 months ago

From Puddy and the Farm Cats..

AH
$20
Alice Harris
38 months ago

Condolences to Nick and may a cure be found.

KC
$10
Kelly Culjat
38 months ago

In memory of young Nick the beautiful Siamese Cat Scout who's mom and dad lost him far too soon. Marty the Manx

TT
$20
Timmy Tomcat
38 months ago

We are proud to support the fight against feline leukemia

PK
$20
Pamela Kimmell
38 months ago

In memory of Nick from Cat Scouts - an inspiration to cats and humans alike.

$20
Anonymous
38 months ago
JB
$20
Janet Blue
38 months ago

This donation is in memory of Cat Scout Nick. We lost one of our brothers, Madison, to lymphoma, so if we can help in any way with the Genome project, we are happy to do so. Fly free, Nick! Purrs and paw-pats, Scout Mauricio and Kitties Blue

SA
$20
Stephanie Abbott
38 months ago

In memory of Angel Nick. Forever missed and forever loved. Gracie & Mom Abbott

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