First Lady Jane Beshear Invites Breast Cancer Survivors to Kentucky Downs

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Franklin, KY – First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Cancer Program have planned a special celebration to honor breast cancer survivors on Saturday, September 7 at Kentucky Downs.

The breast cancer survivors will be treated to lunch and will receive a free gift. Survivors will be recognized during a trip to the Winners Circle at 1:35 p.m. where they will join Representatives from the First Lady’s Pink Stable Committee and the Kentucky Cancer Program for the Horses and Hope race and a souvenir photo.

There will be a brief program at 2:00 p.m. featuring Mary Midkiff, Holistic Horse Trainer, Equine Therapist, and award winning best –selling author of Women and Horses books. The Horses and Hope pink mustang will also be on display near the front entrance.

Horses and Hope is a project of First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Cancer program and the Pink Stable, a committee of Kentucky horse owners, trainers, stable owners, jockeys, race track representatives and others.

The mission is to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky’s horse industry workers and their families.

This program is supported in part by the Kentucky Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund.

For more information about breast cancer screening, or this event, please contact the Kentucky Cancer Program (270)842-0950.

The Kentucky Cancer Program is the state mandated cancer control program administered by the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. The mission is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through education, research, and service.

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