MONT. (Sept. 3, 2013) -- Rebecca Farm has announced that it has raised $67,000
through fundraising initiatives in the second year of its "Halt Cancer at
X" program. $13,000 was raised through contributions collected from a $5
spectator parking donation at the 12th annual Event at Rebecca Farm, the largest
equestrian triathlon in the nation that was held July 24-28. More than $50,000
was raised through pledges collected by competitors and other donations
both large and small.
my mom did when she was alive, I take serious pride and ownership in what we
have created at Rebecca Farm," said Sarah Broussard, Event organizer.
"From competitors who went door-to-door asking for pledges, to the generous
community who donated at The Event, I am grateful for the tremendous support so
many have given in this endeavor."
Halt Cancer at X committee is now determining how the funds will be disbursed to
both local and national organizations and will announce the 2013 recipients
during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
year, $50,000 was awarded to a national research project that seeks to provide
the means to more effectively manage breast cancer malignancy.
of the generosity of Halt Cancer at X donations, we can already claim
significant and direct contributions to the advancement of our breast cancer
research," said Dr. Mario Capecchi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Human
Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah and a winner of The Nobel Prize
in Physiology or Medicine in 2007. "We are grateful for the support of
basic research into this disease that still takes far too many of our mothers,
daughters, sisters and friends."
addition to the research grant, Kalispell Regional Hospital Foundation's
"Cancer Services Video Series" was awarded $7,500.
Introduction to Chemotherapy video was completed and is shown to all new
patients starting chemotherapy as part of patient education program," said
Lynn Andenoro, MHA, Manager for Northwest Oncology and Hematology Department of
Kalispell Regional Medical Center. "Patients and staff members have found
the video very informative and motivational. We are very grateful to Halt Cancer
at X for making this video project possible."
Kalispell Regional Hospital Foundation Paul Bass Fund's "One2One for Cancer
Survivors" scholarship program also received a $7,500 award in 2012.
Weight Loss at the Summit in Kalispell, Montana started in October 2012 and has
had 49 people as members, losing a total of 316 pounds. Five members are breast
cancer survivors, and three of these have used the Halt Cancer at X Scholarship.
important than the weight loss, One2One members have learned about and
integrated the healthy habits required for a long, happy and vibrant life -
eating whole foods, getting ample sleep, and being active daily," said
Christy Ewing, One2One Program Lead, Certified Wellness Coach and Personal
Trainer. "One2One members have overwhelmingly adopted new behaviors and
gotten rid of old, unhealthy ones and along the way have become empowered to
move closer to being their best self."
One2One I have learned about making healthy food choices, mindful eating, eating
lean proteins and whole foods, as well as eating enough protein and good
carbohydrates to have the energy to work out and carry on with daily life,"
said a One2One member, currently using the Halt Cancer at X Scholarship. I have
made a lifestyle change thanks to One2One and Halt Cancer at X! Thank you for