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Take a walk, run in support of Ivy Hill

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Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a therapeutic equestrian center serving individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, behavioral and psychological needs, is inviting the community to join it for a walk, run or ride around their neighborhood in support of Ivy Hill 9 a.m. June 20.
 
In these unprecedented times the Perkasie therapeutic equestrian center has been forced to close its doors due to COVID-19, and as a result has been unable to generate lesson income for their services. However, that does not stop the bills from piling up. Ivy Hill has a herd of 12 horses. For horse expenses alone including farriering, vetting, dental, feed and bedding it costs about $60,000 a year and that is just the tip of the iceberg of the cost that it takes to run the center.
 
After a successful “#WHYiIVY” social media campaign where riders, families, instructors, supporters, and staff took to social media to share heartfelt tributes to why they are involved with Ivy Hill, the center has decided to continue the important message through this event. In order to keep generating these stories of hope, Ivy Hill needs the community’s help. Participants of the “Miles for #WHYiIVY” event can register as an individual participant or elect to join a team made up of coworkers, friends, family, or a team of supporters for a specific rider or person.
 
“Although we are staying physically distant, we are inviting the community to come together for a cause that provides life-changing therapies for our special needs community,” said Laura Brockett-Strausser, executive director of Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center. “I have spoken with parents that have expressed the immense detriment that they have seen physically and emotionally in their child since their therapy has been postponed. We need the community’s support to ensure that we can continue to fulfill our important mission for years to come once it is safe to do so.”
 
To register for “Miles for #WHYiIVY,” visit WHYiIVY.givesmart.com.


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