St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org or call 1-800-822-6344.
The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association is a national non-profit that changes and enriches lives by promoting excellence in equine assisted activities. NARHA promotes the benefit of the horse for individuals with and without physical, emotional and learning disabilities. For individuals with special needs, equine-assisted activities have been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development, as well as emotional well-being. NARHA was formed in 1969 to promote equine assisted activities. With over 700 member centers, a total of more than 38,600 children and adults find a sense of independence through involvement with horses. In addition to horseback riding, a center may offer any number of equine assisted activities such as driving, vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work, or stable management. There are more than 29,000 volunteers, 1,900 instructors, 5,800 therapy equines, and thousands of contributors from all over the world making a difference in people’s lives at NARHA centers. Visit us at www.NARHA.org to make a donation and for more information about the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.
In preparation for the future the USEF is starting a permanent USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund and requests contributions from individuals and organizations. Formation of this fund is consistent with the USEF mission to help ensure the safety and well-being of horses.
Money donated to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund will be used to prepare for disasters and assist equids of any breed who are victims of disasters including but not restricted to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards and fires. The money will be held by USEF in an account restricted for this purpose and disbursed only upon authorization of the USEF Chief Executive Officer. The USEF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Donations can also be made online by credit card at www.usef.org. On the homepage click on “About USEF” on the menu on the left side. Then, click on “Make a Donation to the USEF Equine Disaster Fund.”
Donations to the fund by check may be sent to:
Finance Department – Equine Disaster Fund United States Equestrian Federation
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
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