Join The Cheshire Horse Council on September 26, 2015 for the Hooves Across America Ride, a national fundraiser for the National Hospice Foundation.
September 26, 2015. Based in Connecticut with national participation.
Horse groups in all 50 states are invited to ride to support the National Hospice Foundation. Other worthy causes will be supported by Hooves Across America in the future.
In 2014, Bob LaRosa, Cheshire Horse Council President, organized a ride to benefit a local hospice following the extraordinary care received by his brother, Victor, in his final days. The ride result surpassed its goals, inspiring the Council to think nationally. “Being able to extend our love of horses in a way that touches and benefits the community – that’s what we’re all about,” says La Rosa. “That is the soul of the Cheshire Horse Council.”
The National Hospice Foundation “envisions a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.” Donations to the National Hospice Foundation support educational resources created for the general public, covering topics such as care giving, home safety, advanced care planning (even providing free downloadable state specific advance care directives), grief and bereavement, as well as provide tools and training to their members who deliver hospice and palliative care at the bedside across the country. In addition, the Foundation supports work impacting and improving the care of children and Veterans, the development of global hospice partnerships, and makes possible experiences that help make a hospice patient’s last times with family and friends extra special.