A Tribute to Jane Boraczek

On July 26, 2009, the Flat-Coat community suddenly lost a fervent supporter, leader, and friend with the death of Jane Boraczek. Jane's passing leaves a tremendous void on all levels--personal, regional, and national. For the Foundation, it meant the loss of our president and a large piece of our hearts. Jane's deep concern for the welfare of the breed, ability to see the "big picture" and reasoned response to challenges helped to get us through the crisis of a lack of samples for the studies we were funding, to reorganize and strengthen the Cancer Support Team and to develop new fund raising opportunities. Jane was a very special person and we do, and will continue to miss her generosity of spirit, brilliance, openness and dry wit. Jane's leadership contributed mightily to the success the FCRF has had. To honor her tireless work for the welfare of the breed, we have voted to name the cancer/general health fund the Boraczek Cancer/ General Health Fund.