Rein In Cancer Continues Direct Aid to
Horse Industry Cancer Patients
In January of 2012, Rein In Cancer, the Oklahoma-based 501-C3
Corporation, began providing direct financial assistance to
cancer patients who are part of the performance horse community.
It was a new direction for the organization, which had previously
raised the funding to create the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Center
at the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma
City through the efforts of co-founders, Shorty Koger, Tracie
Anderson and Cheryl (Magoteaux) Cody.
Although the organization continues to provide operating support
for the Nutrition Center, its new focus became direct payment
to patients being treated for cancer. The response has been
overwhelming. In a year, Rein In Cancer has funded 80 patients
in 32 states and Canada. All recipients have been members of
the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Reining
Horse Association, the National Reined Cow Horse Association
or the National Cutting Horse Association.
Funds have been raised 100% through activities supported or
hosted by equine industry events. Included in the long list
of horse-related activities where Rein In Cancer funds have
been raised are Remington Park Betting on a Cure, the National
Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, the National
Reining Horse Association Futurity, the All American Quarter
Horse Congress, the National Reining Breeders Classic, the March
to the Arch, the Arizona Sun Circuit and the American Quarter
Horse Association World Championship Show.
Added to that list are countless cuttings, ropings, barrel races,
and other horse shows from a variety of disciplines. Tracie
Anderson noted, “In 2013, Rein In Cancer will continue
to raise funds for this patient assistance. The need is real –
especially for people going through treatment who still have
to buy horse feed!”
Cheryl (Magoteaux) Cody added, “When a family goes from
two incomes to one or when one income is reduced and the expenses
of treatment are so high, a little boost can sometimes make
all the difference. It is because we hear from recipients who
tell us how much the payments help, that we are so appreciative
of the people in the horse industry who have contributed.”
To date, Rein In Cancer has raised over a million dollars. The
organization has no employees – only volunteers - and
over 97% of that total has gone directly to the advertised causes.
For information on how to contribute or how to host a fundraiser
at an event or set up a bequest, visit the Rein In Cancer web
site at www.reinincancer.com.