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Desire, With Wings Attached – Cancer Reasearch

Do Or Do Not – There Is No Try! ~ Yoda

This is something for Cancer Reasearch, (purposely spelled wrong – ask about it) that I wrote early in 2008.  My niece, Amanda Currie-Poirier of Giddy Up Pony Camp had won first in her division, the summer before. The division, “Dare To Wear Pink” was created and all the proceeds were sent to the cancer society for the purpose of research.

It is the hearts and the desires of all the world to find a cure for cancer. Slowly, ever so slowly, mankind is making progress. Through the generous donations and volunteer work, cancer is being slowly pushed back, hopefully into oblivion within my time.

Amands Currie Poirier with Caper's Haunting You

Amands Currie Poirier with Casper's Haunting You

The Wings of Desire were a part of the Provincial Old Home Week Equestrian Competitions of Prince Edward Island. The competition, “Dare To Wear Pink” category, is run on several different levels. All the proceeds, entry costs for both the competitor and spectator go to breast cancer research.

The western novice category last summer was won by my niece. She worked hard to find pink items to use and she wasn’t shy about wearing them either, even though she doesn’t like the color. Her horse, Casper’s Haunting You, is a grey, registered Quarterhorse and is not a stranger to the show ring, but my niece decided to enter him in the western pleasure, whereas he had always been shown in the English pleasure category. These are some pictures from the competition.

My mother, my niece’s grandmother, succumb to breast cancer turned lung cancer, on October 30th, 1982. This “Dare To Wear Pink” is for her memory. My dad died with liver cancer, on January 6th, 1991. Both were young people.



May 5, 2009 - Posted by | Giddy Up Pony Camp | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] of my fabulous niece, Amanda Currie-Poirier, owner of the Giddy Up Pony Camp and her horse, Casper’s Haunting You. Amanda is the person I’ve wrote about in other […]

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