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Cheetah Conservation Fund Oregon Chapter
Big Cat, Big Party

Save the Date! Big Cat, Big Party 2014!

The Cheetah Conservation Fund - Oregon Chapter is pleased to announce that the 14th annual Big Cat, Big Party will take place on Sunday, October 5 at the Oregon Zoo! Save the date — we hope to see you there!

• Visit the Big Cat, Big Party page!

Buy tickets to Big Cat, Big Party!

Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker speaks at TedxPortland!

Dr. Laurie Marker was a featured speaker at TedxPortland on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum. This was an excellent opportunity to hear her speak, and Mchumba, cheetah ambassador from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Ore., joined her on stage. Dr. Marker addressed the importance of cheetahs to the planet's ecosystem.

• See Dr. Marker's presentation!

• Visit the TedxPortland website!

Big Cat, Big Party

The Big Cat, Big Party Photos Are Here!

Thanks to everyone who attended our 11th annual Big Cat, Big Party at the Oregon Zoo in October! It was a fantastic success and a major fundraiser for the Cheetah Conservation Fund! We have lots of photos to share, including several of Khayam and Mchumba, this year's ambassador cheetahs. Visit our party page to see the slideshows!

• Visit the Big Cat, Big Party page!

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen Supports CCF Oregon

Thank you California Pizza Kitchen for your most generous support! California Pizza Kitchen has most generously partnered with Cheetah Conservation Fund Oregon to contribute 20% of each ticket, be it take-out, dine-in or catering, to save wild cheetahs. This offer is honored October 17-20 at the Bridgeport and Clackamas locations. THANK YOU!!!

• View and print a California Pizza Kitchen coupon

VanEarl Photography

New Photographer!

We are excited to announce that a new photographer has joined the Cheetah Conservation Fund - Oregon family! Nathan Williams of VanEarl Photography is lending his photographic talent to our events.

Please check out his website, and watch for him at upcoming events.

Don't be shy, smile!

• Visit VanEarl Photography

Lake Oswego Farmers Market

Lake Oswego Farmers Market

Visit us at the Lake Oswego Farmers Market! Stop by and let us get to know you. We will be face painting and talking about how you can help save the earth's wild cheetahs. Hope to see you there on these Saturday dates:

  • July 9
  • September 3
  • October 1

The Market is open from 8:30 am to 2 pm

• More information about the Farmers Market

Run for the Cheetah

Purrrrrfect Weather Greets the 2011 Run for the Cheetah!

The 2011 Run for the Cheetah — held at the Oregon Zoo on May 1 — was a great day for participants, young and old, two legged and four. From the 8K and 5K through picturesque Washington Park to the Kids' Dash inside the Zoo grounds, everyone got into the cheetah spirit!

• Read the summary and see a slideshow

Run for the Cheetah

Thank You Hedinger Family Foundation and Wildwood Restaurant & Bar!

The Wildwood Restaurant & Bar in Northwest Portland, along with the Hedinger Family Foundation, hosted two very special guests on April 28. Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (headquartered in Namibia, Africa) and "Taini," cheetah ambassador of Oregonšs own Wildlife Safari, greeted 35 partygoers with plenty of cheetah purrs and an informative discussion about cheetahs and Marker's 35-year quest to turn the tide of their diminishing numbers!

• Visit Wildwood Restaurant & Bar

Goodbye, Chewbaaka

We are sad to note the passing of Chewbaaka, a 16-year-old Cheetah whom Dr. Laurie Marker first cared for when he was just 10 days old, and seriously ill. Dr. Marker recently noted "I've said before that the first cheetah I raised, Khayam, showed me the problem facing cheetahs, and Chewbaaka showed me the solutions. As a team, he and I demonstrated to tens of thousands of Namibian children and adults that we could live together peacefully. He made Namibians proud of their natural heritage. He convinced men who had killed cheetahs all their lives to put down their guns and work to protect this fascinating animal. People all over the globe knew him or knew of him."

• Read Dr. Marker's Tribute to Chewbaaka

Janet Waggoner

Janet Waggoner featured in Lake Oswego Review

CCF Oregon Vice President Janet Waggoner was recently featured in the Lake Oswego Review, where she had the opportunity to talk about conservation and her passion for cheetahs. "Someone has to plant the flag," Janet told the Review. "Whatever helps to spread the message about saving cheetahs, that's what I need to do." Janet's father, Jay Golden, was a wildlife photographer with Oregon's Wildlife Safari, and she has been volunteering with the annual Run for the Cheetah since 2007.

• Read the story

We are a committed group of like-minded animal lovers working to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa, from our outpost in Oregon.



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