The 7th Annual Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show is once again gearing up for an amazing year. During its existence, the show has raised $157,500.00, all of which has been donated to the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Patient Assistance. The 2012 show was the best so far, raising $50,000, nearly one third of the total money raised, to date.
The 2013 show will be held from September 20-22 at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio. The horse show has many of the standard classes, along with a few special ones. Each year they have an In Memories Class and a Survivors Class. The main goal is to have more participants in the Survivors class, in 2012 there were seventeen riders that came through the gate. There is still a large gap in numbers between these two classes, but they plan on having the show for many years to come. Last years show saw a 10 percent increase in overall participants with 1650 riders, simply amazing.
The dedicated folks have had an amazing collection of items donated over the last six years to aid in their fundraising efforts. They have raffled such items as a pink manure spreader and a pink horse trailer. This year will be no different. In addition to another pink horse trailer, the group will be raffling a golf cart.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. In 2010, BCRF awarded $33 million to 172 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs.
With exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. Having received 4 stars from Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years, BCRF has outperformed 99% of more than 5,500 evaluated charities. Furthermore, the Foundation is once again listed as an “A+” charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy. No other breast cancer organization has consistently received such high ratings. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
We are thrilled that BCRF continues to be a featured charity on the TETWP website, and that Tough Enough To Wear Pink has just signed on once again so generously as a sponsor of our Luncheon and Symposium event this coming October.