Fillies, Lilies and More...

The girls are a bit busy around here this weekend.

The Kentucky Derby’s little sister, the Kentucky Oaks is running today and features fillies and lilies and lots of things women love.

At the heart of the Oaks is support for charities and the life-long commitment many women have made to raise money and awareness for causes that are important to them and their families.

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In 2009, Churchill Downs initiated a new Oaks tradition by partnering with two charities that work tirelessly to prevent breast cancer in women and men.

When Churchill Downs selected an official charity partner for the Kentucky Oaks event, it made perfect sense to work with Susan G.Komen for the Cure, given its focus and the tremendous support it already enjoys from women around the world.

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Founded in 1982 and now the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for fighting breast cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has played an essential role in giving hope, promoting early detection, and supporting research to those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Horses and Hope works to increase breast cancer awareness among racing fans and stable area workers at Kentucky racetracks, while providing breast cancer screenings at racing venues through on-site mammograms.

So get ready for a fun-filled weekend and I'll see you at the finish!

Even if you can't make it out to the Oaks, I encourage you to learn more about these important organizations. Help make a difference!  Come to Oaks 136 on April 30 and join the fight against breast cancer!

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photos courtesy Churchill Downs and The Kentucky Derby

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9 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Gorgeous, good post Lisa. Such a fabulous cause. I wish lung cancer had as much support but it does not due to the stigma of smoking attached. Unlike my mom who never smoked. I support all efforts to fight all cancers. Bravo to the Kentucky Derby & thanks for bringing this to light. Have great fun time my friend! xx

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Thinking of you in kentucky Lisa and have the most fabulous time, Your photos are spectacular this post and just so you know my maiden name is Churchill. They should let me in just on that! Enjoy!

Renae said...

Beautiful post Lisa.....it is so good to know that in unlikely places, breast cancer awareness is being promoted.
Enjoy your weekend and all of the festivities!
xo

Karena said...

Lisa, thank you for these amazing images. They tell such a beautiful story!! The charities you support are so worthy....

Karena
Art by Karena

Mélanie said...

love the pink jacket

sophiedahydesigns said...

Thank you for the wonderful, informative post, Lisa! We're getting ready to watch the race and hope the rain has not dampened your fun!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Beautiful post and wonderful charity!
Teresa

Teresa Hatfield said...

Yhank you, Lisa, for your sweet comment! By the way, love the pots and pans post!
Teresa

Anne Marie said...

Hi Lisa! What a beautiful thing what your daughter has done - truly says something special about the mother...Happy early Mother's day to you Lisa........

there is a similar place for rehabilitation near our home, and my daughter has taken some interest in it - and I hope it keeps up - if anything, just for the smiles on the rider's faces on that horse....

beautiful post