Middleburg, VA – April 17, 2010 – Fox Chase Farm is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year and as part of the celebration has decided to give back to the community. In 2009, Maureen Hanley became a founder of “Ride for the Cure Virginia”, a breast cancer fundraiser that was held at Fox Chase in October. The event raised over $125,000 and hosted over 300 riders! Because of the success of Ride for the Cure Virginia, Maureen and her mother, who owns the farm, Mrs. Eileen Hanley, decided to give some of the proceeds from their horse show series to worthwhile charities. These charities will be awarded donations from each horse show in 2010.
As a part of their successful horse show series, Fox Chase Farm has created the Benefit Hunter Division. Funds from this hunter division will go to benefit the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund and the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation is a local organization that raises funds for breast cancer prevention and early detection through screening and education in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.
The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund was established in 2001 by Luciana and Robert Duvall to help impoverished children around the world through partnerships and fundraising efforts. According to Luciana Duvall, their vision is to “help fight poverty, to give hope to families in need, and to let them know that there are people out there willing to help them.”
Spectators and Riders were excited to have a special visit from Luciana and Robert Duvall at the April 10th Horse Show at Fox Chase Farm in support of the Benefit Hunter Division.
To find out more about these worthwhile charities, please visit the following websites:
Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.cherryblossombreastcancerfund.org/
The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund: http://rdchildrensfund.org/index.cfm