Upcoming fundraiser in Canton will benefit veterans

September 10, 2013 by  

Canton residents will soon have a chance to enjoy a dinner and help veterans at the same time, when St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosts a fundraiser for the benefit of Solid Rock Therapeutic Riding Center.

The center provides equine therapy to both adults and children to help improve their ability to function and find wellbeing in their lives. It focuses on people with special needs, and uses horses to assist in therapy. The center provides financial help and never turns anyone away for their inability to pay.

With regard to veterans, Solid Rock wants to give back to those who have served, and is providing equine assisted therapy to both them and their families. The aim of the therapy is to help veterans build courage, trust, and confidence, and can it help people suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Activities for veterans include riding and caring for the horses, including tacking and grooming.

The fundraising dinner will be held on September 20, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 p.m, at St. Mark’s, which is located at 515 48th Street NW, in Canton. Dinners cost $12 for adult, $6 for children from the ages of 3 to 12, and there is carry-out available. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, and the event includes a raffle for a gift basket.

Event organizers could work with a poster printing company to create something to commemorate the event and encourage people to attend, thus raising further funds.