Held on May 6th at the Posey Hollow Horsecamp, the Saddle Up for St. Jude event raised $2,650 (beating the $2,500 goal) for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
Thirty riders participated in the fundraising trail ride. Judi Stern won grand prize for collecting the most donations, followed by Sarah Sullivan and Renea Allen. Door prizes were also awarded to other lucky riders.
Community businesses came together to help provide the event that benefits children who seek St. Jude’s services. Local businesses that provided assitance were: Polk County Farmers, Mena Feed, Caleb Payton Horseshoeing and Atwoods. James’ Super Save Foods and Wal-Mart contributed to their campfire supper, Mr. Jerry Taylor and The Richie Owens Band provided live music, and Rick and Lora Hosman hosted the event at Posey Hollow Horsecamp.
“Saddle Up for St. Jude blends crucial support and awareness for St. Jude with a fun experience for the whole family,” said Amanda Epperson, coordinator of the event. “Every person who participates in a Saddle Up for St. Jude event helps the hospital find cures and save children.”
St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Thanks to events like Saddle Up for St. Jude, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, and can focus on helping their child live.
For more information please visit www.stjude.org/saddleup.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.