Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation (DKMCF) and
Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding (PRTR) Are Proud to Announce
Unbridled Brews Event in RiNo River North District
AURORA, CO (JUNE 30, 2016) — President of the Board of Directors from Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding (PRTR), Mark Scheuneman, along with Adam Katz, Founder of Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation (DKMCF) are proud to announce a collaboration fundraiser at EXDO Event Center – bringing the first beer festival to RiNo District on Friday, September 9, 2016.
“The RiNo District is one of the hottest developing areas in Denver and it is exciting to be hosting a beer festival with another non-proﬁt. Unbridled Brews will be a lot of fun and feature RiNo only craft beers and ciders. And if you’re going to feature RiNo breweries there is no better location than EXDO Event Center. We could not be more thankful to the wonderful staff at EXDO for allowing us to host our fundraiser that will aid the success of children of cancer patients, and support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children, youth, and adults with disabilities,” Katz said in a statement.
Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding in Franktown, Colorado, provides Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy programs for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and other challenges. These programs help participants who have been diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome, among others, as well as DKMCF families alike. Scheuneman said, “This fundraiser will allow us to continue helping families in need. Whether it’s children of cancer patients, cancer patients themselves, or others with disabilities, they all bravely face their daily challenges. By joining us for a day of Unbridled Brews, you will be helping to provide indispensable therapies that will have a direct impact on the lives of our participants, and would otherwise be unaffordable.”
When: Friday, September 9, 2016, from 5pm to 9pm
Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St, Denver, CO 80205-2447
What: Craft beers, ciders, and food trucks (available outside the EXDO Event Center)
Facts about Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation:
- The Foundation was formed in 2011 and was named alter Adam’s wife Doreen, who lost a 6-month battle with Breast Cancer in 1996.
- Adam recognized a need within the community of families affected by cancer. These families need ﬁnancial support to afford their children access to opportunities to participate in school and extracurricular activities such as sports, art, music, and now, equine therapy. These opportunities help children to have a voice and develop a community of support outside their homes — especially after a parent passes away.
- DKMCF currently supports 15 families (50 children), and hopes to help another 15 families by EOY ‘ 16.
Why Is This Cause Important?
- Schools have begun charging fees for participation in activities such as A. P. classes, ﬁeld trips, sports, art, and music.
- The associated costs: (a) are sometimes sudden, (b) can be hard to manage on a single income, and (c) can become burdensome for a family with multiple children.
About PRTR: Promise Ranch is a 50l(c)(3) that provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to children, youth, and adults with disabilities and other challenges. PRTR currently serves over 90 clients per week, and is now developing a waiting list for services. In the course of one year, PRTR has more than tripled the number of participants in its’ programs due to demand. In addition to EAAT, PRTR also provides Ranch-based Occupational Therapy outpatient services, and Vocational Training and Rehabilitation. In August, PRTR will launch its Patriot Program, providing Horsemanship and Riding opportunities for active service members and veterans.
Twitter: @DKMCFI / @promiseranch
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Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding aims to encourage individuals of all ages with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential by providing safe, supportive, and quality therapeutic riding services.
Since 2009, PRTR has grown from having just one instructor and a handful of students, to having three PATH Int’l. Certified instructors, two Occupational Therapists, one Physical Therapist and over 50 riders! We also have an amazing team of compassionate, dedicated volunteers, and 10 wonderful therapy horses who help to make our program possible.
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Therapeutic Riding (TR) is a branch of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in which participants learn a “whole horse” approach to horsemanship and horseback riding skills. Read more
Hippotherapy is a form of physical and occupational therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. Read more
Horticultural therapy is the engagement of a person in gardening and plant-based activities, facilitated by a trained therapist, to achieve specific therapeutic treatment goals. Read more
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