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  • Our Cactuskate donation to charity

    OK, folks... the contributions are (mostly) tallied, and Lisamarie is hard at work on our ad.

    In total, I think we have collected somewhere around $2400-2500. The ad will cost about $1350. That leaves us with at least $1K (!!!) to donate to a charity in Kathy's name.

    The charity her family had mentioned to me was the Hospice of Yuma (Ariz.). Or, we could decide on a different charity, like the American Cancer Society, an equine rescue group, or something like that.

    So... we need suggestions! Lisamarie wants to put our decision in the ad.

    Thoughts? Ideas?

    (BTW, for those who missed this round of threads... Cactuskate was a frequent contributor here who died of cancer last month. COTH BB'ers chipped in all this money to memorialize her in an ad in the COTH, and also to make a donation to charity.)
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    OK, folks... the contributions are (mostly) tallied, and Lisamarie is hard at work on our ad.

    In total, I think we have collected somewhere around $2400-2500. The ad will cost about $1350. That leaves us with at least $1K (!!!) to donate to a charity in Kathy's name.

    The charity her family had mentioned to me was the Hospice of Yuma (Ariz.). Or, we could decide on a different charity, like the American Cancer Society, an equine rescue group, or something like that.

    So... we need suggestions! Lisamarie wants to put our decision in the ad.

    Thoughts? Ideas?

    (BTW, for those who missed this round of threads... Cactuskate was a frequent contributor here who died of cancer last month. COTH BB'ers chipped in all this money to memorialize her in an ad in the COTH, and also to make a donation to charity.)

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    • #3
      I think that if her family wants us to donate to the Hospice of Yuma, then that is what we should do.

      Hospices do wonderful work, and certainly deserve to be supported.

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      • #4
        I'm all for the Hospice donation...but we're all also horse people...and so was Cactuskate. Perhaps a 50/50 split is a more fitting memorial? 1/2 to the Hospice and 1/2 to a horse rescue (like NYHR [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] who would most likely be be very willing to name the rescued horse after her). That way, we would be recognizing the two parts of her life most of us shared...our common bond through horses and our growth through her illness.

        Just a thought...

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          I like the half-and-half idea... there's a really well-known rescue in CA, the name of which escapes me at the moment. California Clique?

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          • #6
            might be the one you are thinking of, Erin. It is in Arcadia, CA and has an excellent reputation.

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            • #7
              I'm like the 50/50 split idea as well. Just adding in my .02.

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              • #8
                Sounds like a plan to me. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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                • #9
                  I like the 50/50, too.

                  I can't wait to see the ad!

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                    #10
                    UPF is what I was thinking of Serendipity! I forget, do they do OTT rescues? I think most of Kathy's horses were TB, so that would be appropriate. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                    • #11
                      is indeed a racing TB based charitable organization. The founders of UPF and the founders of NYHR are friends, that's how I became familiar with UPF.

                      Here's the site: UPF

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                      • #12
                        Hospice for me too! If a horse rescue charity is chosen I think it would be best to find one in her area. Even a local humane society needs help in dealing with livestock rescue.

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                        • #13
                          I'm for the 50/50 too. Thanks, Erin!

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                            #14
                            Any Arizona cliquers know of a rescue in that state?

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                            • #15
                              50/50 is a great idea!

                              Unfortunately, I am in AZ but I don't know what sort of horse rescues there are....I'll ask around and see if there's anything around.

                              Good idea [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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                              • #16
                                I am also in favor of the 50:50 split. I know there is a small rescue operation somewhere in Gilbert, not far from our barn, but I don't know anything about its reputation. I would guess that it mainly deals with QH's and paints given its location, but I will try to find out some more info.

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                                • #17
                                  50/50 split is a great idea...Hospice and a Rescue...Erin do we know which Chronicle it will be in yet?

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                                  • #18
                                    Here are some links to horse rescues in Arizona - unfortunately, I have no personal knowledge of any of them.

                                    http://communities.msn.com/MadisCorral

                                    http://werescuehorses.com/

                                    http://members.aol.com/MudPony/

                                    http://xs-xpress.20m.com/

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                                    • #19
                                      I vote for 50/50, too. United Pegasus also purchases foals from the PMU auctions -- a new life beginning, perhaps?

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                                      • #20
                                        Like the 50/50 idea as well.

                                        But another suggestion regard the horsey one:

                                        While in Kentucky last week, I read about the Horse Parks Foundation that runs a drill team for the inner city kids. I was very impressed with the story and the success of the children that have participated.

                                        Can't help put think that money could buy another mustang (that is the only "type" used by the kids)

                                        A form of rescue in it's own way. Saving a horse from the wild and a child.

                                        Just another suggestion.

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