Date Set for Ride for the Cure
The tenth annual Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure will take place at Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock is planned for Monday, October 14. This scenic trailride brings the horseback-riding community together to raises funds to support the affiliate’s mission to close the gap for access to quality breast cancer care, screenings and treatment, and for Komen’s breast cancer research program. The distance of the trail ride will be determined on the morning of the event. There is a fundraising minimum requirement of $150 for adult riders and $75 for ages 12 to 17, who must be accompanied by a registered adult rider. All riders must provide their mounts’ proof of a rabies shot and a negative Coggins test within a year of the ride date.
Now in her tenth year as Ride chair, three-time breast cancer survivor Lois Whidden said, “For me, this ride continues to means a lot. I am thrilled to be a part of an event that gives back to the local area.” Whidden proudly referenced that 75 percent of the net funds raised from the Ride stay in the Vermont-New Hampshire area, given out in grants that provide access to breast health services, including low- or no-cost screening, diagnosis and treatment, support like transportation or childcare, and accurate information. The remaining 25 percent is contributed to Komen’s national research program, with a focus on research to reduce breast cancer mortality and/or incidence. Online registration and ride information can be found at komennewengland.org.