Trail ride for breast cancer set for Oct. 12

Published on Saturday, 31 August 2013 20:40 - Written by By Danny Mogle danny@inmagtexas.com

Most people know about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; the run held in Tyler each year attracts thousands of participants and is always a big success.

But the run is just one of many activities the Susan G. Komen organization uses to raise money for breast cancer research, education and patient support.

Another venture growing in popularity is the Susan G. Komen Tyler Ride for the Cure. This year the horseback ride will take place Oct. 12 at Tarrant Ranch in Bullard.

The event will include a hamburger lunch, live music, activities for children and a silent auction.

“This is our third year, and we are excited about adding some new things to the event and hope more riders will join us,” Louise Hagen, founding event chairman and breast cancer survivor, said in information sent to the newspaper. “The event is for beginner and advanced riders with three different trail rides, including a fast-paced, gaited ride, which we added this year,” Hagen said.

According to the news release, Hagen came up with the idea after attending a similar event in the Dallas area.

“I saw how successful the North Texas event was and thought that East Texas could put on a great event, too,” she said. “I’m very proud of how far we’ve come in three years and look forward to watching this event grow.”

Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. The rides begin departing at 10 a.m. A band will begin playing at 11:15 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. A closing ceremony, where awards will be presented, is set for 2:30 p.m.

Participants pay a $30 registration fee and adult riders must secure at least $200 in pledges. Those who are not participating as riders can contribute $20 and take part in the luncheon.

To register, and learn more about Ride for the Cure, go towww.komentyler.org .