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Riders Saddle Up® for St. Jude

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Trail riders will Saddle Up for St. Jude at an event on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The event gives horse lovers the opportunity to raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

Riders may choose between a 2 or 4 hour guided ride followed by a bonfire and hot dog/marshmallow roast with live music. (Meal available for each group upon completion of 2 or 4 hour ride.) Participant forms are available at Polk County Farmers, Mena Feed, Ouachita Equine Clinic, the Polk County Extension Office and Country Express. St. Jude provides prizes for individuals who raise funds. In addition, those who raise the most funds will win locally donated items and all participants will be eligible for door prizes. Visit our event page at http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/polkcountyar to sign up or make a donation.

Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. No child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay. With a daily operating cost of $1.7 million, St. Jude depends mostly on public contributions and fundraising events like Saddle Up for St. Jude.

For more information, please contact Amanda Epperson at 479-216-1246.

About St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.

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