Saddle Up for Roswell Rides for a Cure

Monday, September 14, 2009

Buffalo, NY - The fourth annual Saddle Up for Roswell event will again bring equestrian riders of all experience levels to Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center in Gasport, NY, on Saturday, September 19, 2009. This year’s event also will feature special guest Carol Kozlowski, a champion rider and trainer with 25 years of experience in advanced competition. As a nationally-ranked rider, candidate for the 1984 Olympic and 1985 Pan American games and accomplished coach, Kozlowski will lend her expertise and guidance to riders during the day’s competition.

Riders of all ages will compete in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country trials at the event as they raise funds in support of cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Participants have collected pledges from the community in support of the event, and many riders will carry the names of those they ride in honor or in memory of on their saddle pads.

The family- and spectator-friendly event will also feature a basket raffle, t-shirt sales and a refreshment stand.

“Saddle Up for Roswell has become a beloved tradition in the riding community and a great opportunity for people to get out and watch some exciting competitions for a good cause,” says event chairwoman Megan Gamin. “We encourage everyone—riders and spectators alike—to join us for this fun day in support of Roswell Park.”

Saddle Up for Roswell will take place at the Equestrian Center at 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road. For more information contact Sue Williams at (716) 772-2957. Additional details can be found at  Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center .

To donate to Roswell Park Cancer Institute on behalf of this event, make checks payable to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and send to: Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center, Saddle Up for Roswell, 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road, P.O. Box 372, Gasport, NY, 14067.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail askrpci@roswellpark.org.           

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org