A check for $10,000 was presented last week to Carilion Clinic’s Every Woman’s Life program during a center ring presentation at the 55th Annual Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show in Lexington.
Over the past two years, much needed funds for breast cancer research have been raised through the United Professional Horsemen’s Association’s Pink Ribbon Program at horse shows throughout the country. As one of the top five horse shows in the country to raise money for the cause, the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show was happy to fund research and raise awareness so one day soon breast cancer can be eradicated. The show was honored with a check of $10,000 to donate to a local cause of its choice.
After extensive research, Kim Germ-Cramer, Chairman of the Mid-A Show’s Pink Ribbon Committee, chose Carilion Clinic’s Every Woman’s Life program as an organization well worth the donation. Kim, speaking on behalf of the Mid-A Morgan Show Committee, felt every woman should have an equal chance for a quality life despite the disparities in financial, educational and medical support. “When women who are uninsured or who fall through the social cracks have an organization like Every Woman’s Life, which offers free screenings for early detection of cancer leading to early treatment and an increased chance of survival, it is a Godsend,” explained Germ-Cramer. “After reaching out to the community and finding this local organization, we are deeply encouraged and know the fruits of our fund-raising efforts are in a sector where an immediate difference can be made.”
The presentation took place during the Thursday evening session of the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show in center ring of the Anderson Coliseum at the Virginia Horse Center.
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