St. Petersburg, FL ( date, 2017) – Shadow Serenity, a Pinellas County based non-profit organization dedicated to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of people facing cancer, PTSD and other severe illnesses, is holding its inaugural fundraiser in honor of co-founder, Debbie Cocke Newman and her legacy of service.
The Shadow Serenity Remembrance Walk and Horse Trail Ride will be held Sunday, February 12, 2017 9am-3pm EST at Helen Howarth Community Park. The trail ride and walk starts at 9am, followed by live music, raffles and celebration. Tickets are $30. Participants can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shadow-serenity-remembrance-walk-and-horse-trail-ride-tickets-29261500937. Everyone who purchases a ticket online gets a free t-shirt, bag lunch and a drink!!
The Remembrance Walk and Horse Trail Ride is for all ages and fitness levels. Participants do not need to be a horse owner or have a horse to attend the event- there will be plenty of walkers. Shadow Serenity does ask attendees to refrain from bringing other animals to the event in effort to not spook or disturb the horses.
“This event enables us to help more people in our community find hope in the face of struggle. By coming onto our farm and working with our therapy horses, our participants get a break from their “disease” and emerge themselves in the benefits of horsemanship. The impact is profound”, says co-founder Jamie Kay Weil.
Shadow Serenity was founded in 2014, by Debbie Newman and Jamie Kay-Weil, after Newman discovered how incredibly healing her horse, Shadow, was in helping her face the difficult diagnosis of Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. Shadow Serenity’s programs provide participants who are facing cancer or other illnesses the opportunity to bond with the horses, develop a sense of responsibility and learn valuable skills all while improving physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The entire program is available for free to all in need.
As Shadow Serenity operates solely on donations, this fundraiser event allows Shadow Serenity to continue the healing magic of horsemanship to those who need support through their difficult journey.
“This Remembrance Walk and Trail Ride is in honor of Debbie and the initiative she took to make sure that all program participants received the help she did during the rough days of her illness. Shadow gave her a reason to get out of bed and our horses continue to inspire others who need them. All funds raised go to care for the animals and make sure our outreach can continue”, says Kay-Weil.
Please come by before the event and preview our facilities and program. Owners, trainers, and animals will be on hand to show how Shadow Serenity is helping people with this no-cost equine therapeutic program. Shadow Serenity is located at 6117 94th Ave, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.
Sunday February 12, 2017
9 am Walk and Trail Ride followed by live music, raffles and celebration
Helen Howarth Park
Registration cost: $30, Register online and you get a free t-shirt, bag lunch and a drink
Open House Preview:
January 21st, 9a-11a
6117 94th Ave, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
About Shadow Serenity
Shadow Serenity a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Pinellas County dedicated to improving the physical and emotional quality of life through spiritual support for those facing cancer or illness. The horses at Shadow Serenity work with expert trainers to provide a safe environment for riders and non-riders to benefit from the established horsemanship program provided. By the end of the program, participants will have better knowledge of horse care and an understanding of how to communicate with the animals. We are available for scheduled visits to our horse farm or for horse travel to local facilities. For more information, please visit www.shadowserenity.com.