Dressage for a Cause: Fundraiser for CURE!
Dressage for a Cause
Benefiting Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
WHEN: November 9th and 10th, 2019
Batavia, OH 45103
The Event - Majestic Farm, a world-class equine facility, is hosting Dressage for a Cause, a fundraiser for CURE, November 9th and 10th, 2019 as part of its annual Turkey Trot Horse show. Majestic Farm is located just outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
The goal is to raise $2,500! Donations are always welcome, and we now have sponsorship opportunities available:
Baby Carrot Sponsors- Sponsor as many purple carrots as you like for only $1/carrot, or a bunch of 6 for $5! Horses love carrots, and we want to give the horses at the C.U.R.E. horse show a lot of purple-carrot-love! We’re sowing seeds for a cure in July for a purple carrot harvest in November during Epilepsy Awareness Month!
Carrot Cake Sponsors – There are over 50 different classes (divisions) at the November 9- 10 CURE Epilepsy Horse Show. Sponsorships are $25 each on a first come, first served basis.
Want to be a sponsor? Great! Want to add a class to sponsor? No problem! Just message TeamChanning or Majestic Farm on Instagram or Facebook!
Carrot Top Sponsors – Corporate sponsorships are now available! Want to be a sponsor? No problem! Just message TeamChanning or Majestic Farm on Instagram or Facebook!
Find a Cure Title Sponsorship - $1,850 includes Title sponsorship (‘Your Company Name’ presents Dressage for a Cause: a Fundraiser for CURE); 5 of your company banners (supplied by you) prominently displayed in the main show arenas and show grounds entrance; Your company name as official sponsor in all print and advertising; Your company name and logo on all competitor ribbons ($850 for custom ribbons, $1,000 to CURE!).
Quality of Life Sponsorship - $750 includes 3 of your company banners (supplied by you) prominently displayed in the main show arenas and show grounds entrance; Your company name and logo in all print and advertising; Your company name and logo on all competitor numbers ($100 for custom numbers, $650 to CURE!).
End the Stigma Sponsorships - $100 includes 2 of your company banners (supplied by you) prominently displayed in the main show arenas and show grounds entrance; Your company name and logo in all print and advertising.
Since her first pony ride, the barn has been Channing’s home away from home… it is her ‘happy place.’ In fact, it was on a Friday night prior to a weekend horse show that Channing had her first seizure. Instead of competing, she underwent a CT scan..it was just a few days before her 10th birthday.
For the next 10 years, Channing battled absence, juvenile myoclonic, and tonic-clonic seizures that would take days to recover from. On good days – when her brain was quiet – she continued to compete and progressed to the Jumpers class where the fastest rider over a series of jumps is declared the winner!
In case that sounds ridiculously dangerous for someone with epilepsy to do, Channing wears a protective vest which inflates and cushions her landing if and when she has a seizure and falls off her horse.
After countless anti-seizure medication combinations, Channing’s doctors arrived at a cocktail of meds that control the tonic-clonics. But now, 16 years into epilepsy, it’s the side-effects of the meds that can sometimes take days to recover from.
Heat and dehydration are the biggest triggers for dizziness, insomnia, hand tremors, lack of stamina, lack of appetite, lack of energy, nausea and vomiting that can keep Channing sidelined on the couch and away from the barn.
That’s why a cure is so desperately needed. If it’s not the challenges of the seizures themselves that Channing has to overcome in order to pursue her passion, it’s the side-effects of the 15 pills she takes daily (three different anti-seizure medications).
And that’s why Channing is taking her fight into the arena with Dressage for a Cause. Dressage is a true test of horse & rider that has its roots in the military, which is fitting, since Channing is a fierce epilepsy warrior in the arena fighting for a cure!
About CURE: Citizens United for Resn Epilepsy (CURE), is the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. CURE’s mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.
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