Affiliations

Friends, Partners and Affiliations

We are proud to work with these fine organizations and many others who we support through membership, sponsorship, donations and more.

 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States." The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Visit them at: www.aspca.org

Equine Land Conservation Resource

The Equine Land Conservation (ELCR) is an educational and networking resource for horsemen and communities. Since all land is saved locally, we provide the information horsemen need to protect horse lands and trails in their home town.

ELCR is concerned about the broad range of horse land issues. We ask the question, "Where will you ride, drive, compete, race, raise foals, and grow hay in the future?" We address issues faced by all horse owners regardless of size, breed, and discipline.

Across the country, we are losing 6,000 acres of agricultural, forest and other lands each day. Conservatively, we need 36,000,000 acres to feed the estimated 9 million horses in the U.S. At the 2008 Kentucky International Equine Summit, David O'Connor, President of the US Equestrian Federation and Eventing Gold medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games acknowledged that the loss of land for horse-related activities is the greatest threat to horse sport, industry and recreation in the United States.

ELCR's educational information and networking topics available to horsemen include:

Primary Issues

* Community Land Use Planning
* Farmland Protection
* Trail Access & Stewardship

Secondary Issues

* Land Stewardship/Best Management Practices
* Equine Economic Development
* Liability Issues

Visit them at www.elcr.org

Old Friends

Old Friends began as a retirement and rescue facility for pensioned Thoroughbreds. Then news broke of the inconceivable death of Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand in a slaughterhouse in Japan in 2002. The discovery gave even more impetus to our organization. "We went from getting five emails a day to hundreds," noted President and founder Michael Blowen. We knew such a death must never happen again. And so the plan became to bring at risk racehorses--those whose racing and breeding careers had come to an end--to Old Friends, provide them with the dignified retirement they deserve, and open the space to the public. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we realized we could draw attention to all retired Thoroughbreds and all equines in need.

We are the only thoroughbred rescue / retirement facility that accepts stallions, & so we take exceptional pride in our pensioned champions, among them 1988 Eclipse-winning Turf Champion, Sunshine Forever & one of the last great sons of Damascus, Ogygian. In addition to our pensioned stallions, Old Friends is home to some very deserving retired mares & geldings.

Old Friends hosts two to five tours daily, and while our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero.

Visit them at: www.oldfriendsequine.org

Red Wings Horse Sanctuary (CA)

The mission of Redwings Horse Sanctuary is to eliminate the causes of equine suffering through education and community outreach programs, rescue abused and neglected equines, and provide permanent sanctuary or selected foster homes for those equines. Visit them at: www.redwingshorsesanctuary.org

Breast Cancer Awareness

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan's compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we're working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Visit them at: www.komen.org

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States, and that about 39,520 women will die from the disease.

At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

In men, 2,140 new cases were projected in the U.S. in 2011, with 450 deaths.

Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to the Foundation goes to breast cancer research grants
and awareness programs.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $350 million to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. BCRF support for promising yet untried ideas is a crucial component of this research.

New grants are announced in October each year. In October 2011, BCRF will announce grants of $36.5 million to 186 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers across the globe.

You can be confident that the maximum amount of your donation will support lifesaving research. With our exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. We are consistently listed as an "A+" charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). BCRF is currently the only cancer organization to hold this ranking.

The Foundation welcomes and depends on contributions from all those concerned with women's health. Working together, we know we can find a cure in our lifetime.

Visit them at: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States, and that about 39,520 women will die from the disease.

At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

In men, 2,140 new cases were projected in the U.S. in 2011, with 450 deaths.

Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to the Foundation goes to breast cancer research grants
and awareness programs.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $350 million to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. BCRF support for promising yet untried ideas is a crucial component of this research.

New grants are announced in October each year. In October 2011, BCRF will announce grants of $36.5 million to 186 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers across the globe.

You can be confident that the maximum amount of your donation will support lifesaving research. With our exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. We are consistently listed as an "A+" charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). BCRF is currently the only cancer organization to hold this ranking.

The Foundation welcomes and depends on contributions from all those concerned with women's health. Working together, we know we can find a cure in our lifetime. Visit them at: www.bcrfcure.org

 

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