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Riders Saddle Up for St. Jude

Second annual event will raise funds for children at research hospital


PEDRO — Elkins Creek Horse Club is hosting a Saddle Up for St. Jude Horse show and Auction at 10 a.m. on June 8 at Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro.

The event gives equestrians the opportunity to mount up and raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

Non-equestrians can watch the show and participate in the auction and enjoy the music. The event will include horse fun show, pony cart rides for the children and auction with music in the evening.

This is the second year that Elkins Creek Horse Club has held the Saddle Up for St. Jude Event. The club raised more than $7,400 at its first event last year.

“We look forward to this event to help raise awareness and funds for the kids of St. Jude,” said Charlie Whitt, event coordinator. “The Saddle Up for St. Jude event brings together horse enthusiasts for a good cause to support the mission of St. Jude of finding cures to treat deadly childhood diseases.”

Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. No child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay. With a daily operating cost of $1.8 million, St. Jude depends mostly on public contributions and fundraising events such as Saddle Up for St. Jude.

The Elkins Creek Horse Club Saddle Up for St. Jude event is sponsored by Randy Vanover and Moe’s South West Grill in Ashland, Ky.

For information about this event, the Elkins Creek Horseclub can be found on Facebook.

For information on how to host your own Saddle Up for St. Jude event, call 1-800-567-0675 or visit www.stjude.org/saddleup.