The Grey Mare Society had their second annual Ride the Trail to a Cure on September 29th? 2007.? After a ride through the Gettysburg battlefield beginning and ending at Artillery Ridge Campground, the riders enjoyed a hot lunch and a clinic by Rich Rouse on Communicating with Your Horse.? ?
Ninety?nine riders from three states raised over $21,500.00 for research, education and support for breast cancer victims and their families.? Prizes were awarded for the levels of sponsorship, and donated door prizes were given to those who had over $500 in sponsorships.?? ?
Two of the riders, a mother ? daughter team, Megan and Ann Bert, made over $1400.00 in sponsor money by having a quilt made with the names of breast cancer survivors and victims.? The quilt was auctioned after the ride and brought an additional $375. ?
The success of this event is due to the riders who participated and the donors who sponsored them. The Grey Mare Society sincerely appreciates their effort. We also thank the prize and food sponsors: AC & T, Tractor Supply Company, Giant Food, A Fitting Place, Lone Oak Ltd. Tack Shop, Pittman?s Tack Shop, McCauley?s Feed and Tack, H&H Tack, Gary Garrison ? Pepsi, Weis, Food Lion,? Wal Mart, Martin?s Food, Geesaman Distribution, Target, Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women?s Center,? Roush Equine,? Artillery Ridge Campground,? Sunnyway Foods, Broken B Tack, and the many others who contributed and worked to make this event happen.
The money raised went to two organizations: Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley (BCA-CV) and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC).?? BCA-CV has local support groups in South Central Pennsylvania, MD and WV.? PBCC covers all of PA.?? Both of these non-profit organizations create the hope of a brighter tomorrow by providing action and information to women with breast cancer today. ?