Riding (and Blogging) into the Wild Pink Yonder!
The second annual Wild Pink Yonder ride is saddling up to raise money to end breast cancer and our long-time subscriber and good friend, Fern Kornelsen of Sundre, Alta., is riding and blogging every step of the way.
The 2010 Wild Pink Yonder ride begins August 14 in Waterton and twenty-two days later, will arrive in Sherwood Park, east of Edmonton on Sept 4.
“We ask for a minimum pledge of $200 a day,” says ride founder and trail boss, Jane Hurl. “The whole point of the ride is to raise funds to end breast cancer.”
The riders will average 10-15 miles a day.
Limited to 30 riders a day, riders and horses will be well fed, enjoy nightly entertainment – and, especially important on the prairies, a porta-potty travels with the ride.
The Wild Pink Yonder ride will travel through Cardston, Fort MacLeod, Okotoks, Irricana, Stettler, Camrose, Leduc and Beaumont to arrive triumphantly in Sherwood Park on September 4. The WPY riders have received over 22 invitations from local communities wishing to share their hospitality.
All donations will be gratefully received and gifted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Donations over $20 will also receive a tax deductible receipt.
Wild Pink Yonder Ride for the Cure was founded by Jane Hurl. In 2006, Hurl was diagnosed with breast cancer and that life-altering experience fired her up to support breast cancer research. For more information, please visit www.wildpinkyonder.com.