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BENEFITING: SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS OF GEORGIA

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Sina Noori

THE STORY:

Most of us know Sina's story, but there is a link here to the long version...

http://forums.runnersworld.com/forums/races-places/boston-marathon#plckforumsearchtext=sina's&plckforumid=Cat:Races And PlacesForum:763106038&plckforumpage=ForumDiscussion&plckdiscussionid=Cat:Races And PlacesForum:763106038Discussion:d8b5e8de-bb95-4b28-82dc-07e55ea10fbf&plckforumpostonpage=1&plckpostid=&plckforumpostshowfirstunread

In a nutshell, Sina's friend Amy B. wrote an article about her battle with cancer as an athlete for an on-line forum for runners.  In some bizarre twist of fate, this story ended up in the hands of some fine people at John Hancock Insurance--the corporate sponsor of the Boston Marathon. Inspired by Sina's determination, the representatives at John Hancock decided to invite Sina to run in the Boston Marathon on their behalf as she represents hope and inspiration to others fighting cancer. Sina was so moved by the sponsor's gesture, that she hopes to use this opportunity to raise funds for a charitable organization.  Sina's article-writing friend Amy B. has been a top equestrian competitior and is very active in the local equine community.  Sina elected to support a local organization that encompasses both the interests of the her friend and fellow cancer-fighers in our community.  Special Equestrians of Georgia fit the bill perfectly as an organization that supports people with a range of disabilities, including those affected by cancer. 

Special Equestrians of Georgia (SEG) is an all-volunteer organization providing therapeutic horseback riding, or equine-assisted activity for children and adults with a wide range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social special needs.  The special bond people form with animals is used as a therapeutic tool.  Horses provide more than just skills acquired from a relationship with and animal or learning to care for an animal.  Riding a horse provides a unique and often profound actvitiy for many people.  The motion of the horse, the concentration needed to acquire riding skills, and the communication between instructor and rider allow people with a variety of disabilities to benefit.  It is the goal of SEG to provide a supportive environment that empowers people with disabilities.  In addition to therapy programs, SEG supports a Miniature Horse Community Outreach Program that takes mini horses into hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and residential treatment centers.

Sina learned of this program as SEG has been extraordinarily benefical for children battling cancer.  The Miniature Outreach Program routinely visits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and is instrumental in providing a physical and emotional outlet for patients.  Many of the SEG riders have physical disabilities that limit their ability to run or ride a bicycle.  The horse acts as the 'legs' for these people, giving them the same freedom and 'wind in the hair' that able-bodied athletes experience.  At the same time, the rider is improving balance, core strength, and coordination.  Please help us support this cause in honor of Sina's Boston Marathon run!  100% of your tax-decuctible donations will go to support Special Equestrians of Georgia!

$1,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sina Noori

     

  • Amy Bartholomew

     

  • Custom Eng Solutions

     

  • Lene and Henrik Balle

     

  • Sylvia Burnette

     

  • Jennifer Carpenter

     

  • Vasan (Pooh ) Neovakul

     

  • Sung Flemming

     

  • Jo and Jon Adamson

     

  • Gary Parish

     

  • McArthur

     

  • Betty Rynders

     

  • Jack Lyons

     

  • IN THE NAME OF JACK LYONS

     

  • Natalie and Alison Anderson

     

  • Willie Reynolds

     

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17% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $1,675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Willie Reynolds

Willie Reynolds

Good triumphs over evil at the Boston Marathon 5 years ago

Natalie and Alison Anderson

Natalie and Alison Anderson

Good luck at the Boston marathon sina! I know you can push through and do it!!! Spread your wings and fly ""if you put your mind to it you can do anything'". I feel so honored that you chose to benefit my favorite place in the world special equestrians of Georgia:) my heart is just touched:) your an inspiration to everyone at our farm:) I'm just speechless. Words can't express my gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You go girl! BEYA. Spread you wings and fly. I'll be rooting for you! Natalie 5 years ago

IN THE NAME OF JACK LYONS

IN THE NAME OF JACK LYONS

On behalf of Jack Lyons for his birthday. 5 years ago

Jack Lyons

Jack Lyons

5 years ago

Betty Rynders

Betty Rynders

5 years ago

McArthur

McArthur

5 years ago

Gary Parish

Gary Parish

5 years ago

Jo and Jon Adamson

Jo and Jon Adamson

5 years ago

Sung Flemming

Sung Flemming

Sina, I'm so proud of you! Fly Sina!!!! I"ll be fly with you.... 5 years ago

Vasan (Pooh ) Neovakul

Vasan (Pooh ) Neovakul

Good luck Sina and Amy. 5 years ago