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November 18, 2016

Hello friends! I picked up my race bib and timing chip today in Berkeley. I'm ready for the race on Sunday! I just want to post an update to  See more
Sarah Mello

THE STORY:

CANTER is the communication alliance to network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. They provide retiring racehorses with opportunities for new careers. CANTER visits California racetracks and coordinates an online listings service for racehorse trainers and owners who want to find homes for their retiring equine athletes. CANTER also takes horses off the racetrack (if funding allows) and provides re-training, rehabilitation, medical care...etc for horses who are awaiting adoption. I started volunteering for CANTER in 2008. I eventually became Northern California Track Coordinator in 2010 and served in that capacity until 2012. During that time, we were able to re-home many Thoroughbreds who were in the process of retiring from their racing careers. It gave me great joy to see so many ex-racehorses end up in happy and safe homes off the track. I am so proud and grateful that I got to play a part in so many happy endings. During my years of volunteering with CANTER, I spent endless amounts of time on the backside and in the grandstand at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, CA. In addition to making many friends in the organization, I have also made many friends (equine and human) at the racetrack. These lifelong friendships are invaluable to me. There are so many people and horses that I have worked with over the years that I will forever hold close to my heart. This non-profit is so important to me because I have seen how hard these wonderful and amazing Thoroughbreds work. I’ve also seen how hard the volunteers at CANTER California work to find them good homes. They are all extremely deserving of a happy ending! I am also a lifelong equestrian and have a great love and admiration for horses. I grew up riding in Southeast Missouri and attribute most life lessons to experiences that I’ve had with horses. I feel very connected to them. Ask anyone who knows me well...they will tell you how crazy I am about these wonderful animals. So, with all that being said: I am running in the Berkeley Half-Marathon on November, 20th 2016. The half-marathon is 13.1 miles and the course runs through Berkeley, California. I thought that since my Thoroughbred friends give so much on the track, I can give back to them by running in this race! Sounds silly, I know…but that’s how I see it. Any donation would be appreciated! Your donation will go directly towards the horses for feed, medical care and shoeing. Please visit the CANTER California website for more information. Thank you so much for listening! https//canterusa.org/california/ -Sarah Mello

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • david brothers

    $75

  • Emily

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Corbett Redford

    $25

  • Keri Muentz

    $25

  • Fern Alberts

    $25

  • Jack Canada

    $75

  • Branwyn Bigglestone

    $25

  • Hal

    $25

  • The Wyatts

    $50

  • Xina Ash

    $30

  • Kathy Mello

    $25

  • Nick Dragotta

    $100

  • Jane Batavia

    $50

  • Declan Savage

    $50

  • Glorious Alliance

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sean Farnan

    $25

  • Your little sister :-)

    $100

  • Lisa Frieze

    $10

  • Ian Meyers

    $25

  • Greg wilkinson

    $25

  • Jane Castruccio

    $20

  • Sasha

    $25

  • Elizabeth Breitweiser

    $25

  • The Willis-Ayres Herd

    $30

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Donor Comments

The Willis-Ayres Herd

The Willis-Ayres Herd

DONATION: $30

11 months ago

Elizabeth Breitweiser

Elizabeth Breitweiser

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Sasha

Sasha

DONATION: $25

xoxoxo 11 months ago

Jane Castruccio

Jane Castruccio

DONATION: $20

Great organization! 11 months ago

Greg wilkinson

Greg wilkinson

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 11 months ago

Ian Meyers

Ian Meyers

DONATION: $25

God Bless what you're doing 11 months ago

Lisa Frieze

Lisa Frieze

DONATION: $10

It's so wonderful of you to do this, Sarah! Good luck! 11 months ago

Your little sister :-)

Your little sister :-)

DONATION: $100

For all the pretty horses 11 months ago

Sean Farnan

Sean Farnan

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

11 months ago