Words by Daisy, The RB Equestrian Blog Dog on 31/05/2016 14:22:22
Will you be Cantering for a Cure this summer?
Now in its 12th year, the annual Canter for a Cure sponsored ride is a firm fixture on the equestrian calendar. Since it was started it has raised an incredible £141,000 for cancer research and this year is set to be the best yet!
The event was started by Equetech but in most recent years has been run by Medical Detection Dogs to specifically raise money for their ground-breaking research into the early detection of cancer. Did you know? The UK has one of the worst cancer survival rates in Europe caused in part by late diagnosis. By signing up to Canter for a Cure in 2016 you’ll be helping Medical Detection Dogs in their work to help improve early diagnosis. In 2015 participants raised £32,000 for this fantastic charity and in 2016 we’re aiming to help them raise even more.
Our gorgeous in-store apple tree will be turning pink in support of this fabulous fund-raiser and, as we did last year, we’re donating 10% of all our sales of our ‘Pink’ range between now and 17 July 2016 to Medical Detection Dogs. What’s more – when we know how much we’ve raised – we’ll double that amount! And because we know that you’ll be most interested in raising money for this event – not spending money – we’ve searched high and low for great value products that will still make you ‘pop’! And if you can’t visit us in store follow the link to our special ‘Canter for a Cure’ section on our website.
This year Medical Detection Dogs are running two events: the well established 12 mile ride at Milton Keynes Eventing Centre on Sunday 19 June; and a new 6 mile ride through the grounds of the iconic Burghley Estate in Lincolnshire on Sunday 17 July. Spaces are strictly limited so don’t delay in signing up to be part of these exciting events.
Find out more about Medical Detection Dogs and the incredible work they do here:
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