Some people have thought our wagon train to be a bit pricey, so I want to tell you what your $200-a-day covers. It pays for:
– three meals a day,
– hay for your horses,
– entertainment every evening,
– fuel for the support vehicles,
– traveling toilets so you don’t have to pee in the middle of nowhere,
– and so much more.
We figure about half of your money goes to putting the event on and the other half is your donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We could make the price lower, but what’s the point? Our whole reason for being is to create a future without breast cancer and we can’t do that without money.
Now … that being said, I’ve heard from a number of women that they are having no problem raising the money (and then some)! Cathy from High Prairie has already raised $2,000, as has Debbie from Leduc. (Though Debbie has a ways to go yet because she’s one of the crazy ones. *grin* She is going to ride the whole gosh darn length of this magnificent pink adventure!)
I had my farrier out the other day and she pledged $150 for me … and I didn’t even ask! (By the way, if you live in the Leduc area and need a farrier … Laura Underschultz is your woman! Awesome farrier. Awesome person. Her number is (780) 918-0890. You will love her and the work she does — guaranteed.)
Another note about fundraising: we’re almost there. Once Pay Pal does their due diligence, you will be able to fill out a form that we will send you on-line, attach a picture of you (and your horse?), and have your own web page on Wild Pink Yonder’s site. Then you send that link to everybody in your e-mail address book and, unless all your friends and family have the last name of Scrooge, your pledge money should roll in effortlessly.
But don’t put it off. Register now. Certain days are filling up, and when they’re full, that’s it. We can’t take any more. In fact, we ask that you tell us your first, second and third choices of ride times, just in case.
Still have lots of room on kick-off day if you’d like to ride with Miss Rodeo Canada and tour Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Filling up fast between Millet and Beaumont where Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) are joining us.