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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fightin' Fillies

Reba, the inspiration

People are very creative when it comes to fund-raising.  Our good friend Christina Handley is team captain of a team called The Fightin Fillies, registered with The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Motivated by her own battle with cancer, Christina raises money for the Cancer Society and the fight for other Cancer Survivors. (A Cancer Survivor is described as an individual living with Cancer from the time of diagnosis. The definition has been expanded to further include family, friends and voluntary caregivers who are affected by the diagnosis in any way -- and given that scope, we are ALL cancer survivors, since it's the rate person now who's life has not been touched by this disease.)

Thanks to all the people who took up this fight in the past, Christina received the best care and treatment possible. Her Cancer was an extremely rare gynecological Cancer, approximately 1 in 1,000,000 women get it. If it weren't for the people that took up this fight before her, she might not be here today.

Christina's barn, Burnt River, Ont.
 The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight non-competitive relay that celebrates cancer survivors and pays tribute to the lives of loved ones. It involves teams of 10 people who take turns walking, running or strolling around a track to raise money to support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society. It's a night of fun, friendship and fund raising to beat cancer. Every step  raises money to help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives.

Nobody captures the joy of being a calf like
Christina!!! I adore this photo.

Funds raised through Relay For Life make a difference. They help the Canadian Cancer Society fund the most promising research projects in the country, provide information services and support programs in the community and advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it.
The Fightin' Fillies team takes its name from one of Christina's lovely Belgian horses, Reba. Reba fought her own valiant battle with cancer, but lost. Yes, animals get this disease as well...  Reba passed away exactly one year before Christina got her own unwelcome diagnosis.

Patty Paws waking up...

You can support Christina's relay team.  Visit The Fightin' Fillies page then click the blue button to "Support The Fightin' Fillies" in this event. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.

The Fillies'  goal is to be the team that raises the most money for this worthwhile cause. Will you help us? No amount is too big, or too small.

While you're over checking out the website, be sure to check out Christina's latest project:  A Photo a Day for 2011.  A professional photographer for over 15 years specializing in nature, animals and agriculture, she has an incredible eye for a photograph.  Based on these photos she sent along to me to post, I'm sure you'll agree!  Photos she has taken of our Fox Point Farm horses have been on the covers of several magazines over the years.

If you're on Facebook, you can check out the photos from this challenge. 

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