Breast cancer awareness and raising funds to find a cure is varied in the equine community! Here are a few of the many ways horses and horse people are assisting. Local horse enthusiasts everywhere can find a way to benefit the fight against this consuming disease.
Tack Room, Inc. demonstrate their support to find a cure year round by offering items that donate back to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Check out available products on their website.
Available on Amazon is the Breyer Pink Ribbon Horse Breast Cancer Benefit Model. At the time of this writing there were only six left in stock with a note indicating that more are on the way! “$1.00 will be donated to 2 outstanding breast cancer research organizations: Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
Equus for Humanity’s “mission is To provide Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) and Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) activities to individuals who are grant qualified for financial aid and can demonstrate benefit from our services for medical, social, or psychological reasons.”
This organization has created the Alpha Mare for Breast Cancer Patients (Pink Horse-Shoes) seven week program that services women wishing to get healthy and live productive lives after cancer. Upon finishing the program those who wish can continue on their new journey with Equus for Humanity.
Is your mount tough enough to wear pink? At Equestrian Collections there are many fine selections that will look great on your horse as well as generate funding for breast cancer research. Items include a halters, lead rope, fly masks, boots, headstall, noseband, and saddle pad. Make sure to check them out.
Horse.com is offering an Awareness Ribbon Stencil Kit that includes a stencil of the symbol for breast cancer awareness (the awareness ribbon) and measures 9” high by 5.5” wide. This is a great way to fly the colors at rodeo’s, trail rides, or parades.
Social networking is a great support environment. Make sure to “Like” the Lope for Hope – Fighting Breast Cancer Loving Horses fan page. In their own words, “The purpose of “Lope for Hope” is to benefit women undergoing breast cancer treatment. The money raised will help to provide meals, childcare and transportation for those women and their families. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated directly to women undergoing treatment.”
No matter where we are located fighting breast cancer is just a click away!