The Alberta Equestrian Awareness Society organization has been working with the Alberta Cancer Foundation for 7 years, raising funds to assist and aid with families and their children who have fallen victim to cancer.
At the 2011 Ride, held at Blackfoot/ Cooking Lake Provincial Park staging area “Waskehegan” the AEAS had an outstanding turn out and encouraged everyone to stay for the dinner. Their name is proudly displayed on the wall of the Cross Clinic in Edmonton and in their honorary albums and more so…
I cannot express the positive impact that the extra funds have on these families. It is a very lonely time for any victim and their family members. The funds provide lodging, aid for consulting with the families and supports a research lab; which works to help address an individual’s special needs. Each cancer case is different and it can be an isolating time for anyone who is directly involved.
Many debate on where the funds go, but the Alberta Cancer Foundation allows you (as a group to decide) and follow up with documentation upon request to ensures parties of participants are comfortable where the donations go.
With many groups pulling away from fund raisers fides due to all the concern with liabilities, there is less support within this area- an area where it is needed most. Equine people are hard to discourage and strive to offer support by participating. Cancer affects everyone and I can not count the people in this world that have relied on horses to conquer their pain with cancer and have made miracles happen because of their equine relationships or turned to their horses over the loss of a wife, husband, mother or father.
So as we ride together we all become one within the cause of the cure. Everyone walks away with the feeling of success.
There is nothing more better with bonding, than a good trail ride with your horses. It is a time to share with your partners and friends. If your horses spend a lot of time in the stable – get them out there! Let them relax no matter what the discipline. English riders and western riders alike, you are all very welcome!
Try to remember on the trail you are not alone, you’re not the only one and the perfect ride is just that … a ride!
To add those who do not ride are more than welcome to attend, there is sight seeing, bird watching, bike trails, and walking trails. Everyone is welcome!!!
Then your welcome to join in on warm healthy meal and refreshments. We have outstanding sponsors that are listed on our web sites and promoted throughout our events all year –until the next!
There are many rewards and gifts, silent auctions, 50/50 draw and then kick back with a lovely fire and deserts. The next ride will be held at the same beautiful location, June 16th 2012 @ 11:00 am, registration table on site! Please contact Lynn Danyluk @ [email protected] for your information package or call 780 358 2388 – Fax 780 358 2377 – check us out on Facebook!
Information package can be faxed as well. We have maps available, pictures and pledge sheets. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
God bless the recovered and let’s do it for the children!