Over the past two years After the Finish Line has met its funding goals, allowing us to continue our commitment to the Thoroughbreds. This would not have been possible without your help. You are our link to helping the rescued Thoroughbreds that are no longer able to race or breed. The current economy will pose some challenges. With the continued support of foundations, corporations and individuals we can once again meet and hopefully exceed our funding goals for 2009. It only takes one look into the eyes of a Thoroughbred to create a magical connection that touches your heart and forbids you to turn away. Let me thank you in advance for your donation to help the rescued Thoroughbreds.
After the Finish Line awards monthly emergency funds to rescue organizations across the United States. We want to be an immediate funding source for Thoroughbreds in need. These funds can be used to rescue horses at auctions or help with expenses such as medical, veterinarian, hay and feed. The clock doesn't stand still when an emergency arises. We will respond quickly to prevent suffering and help the horses heal.
After the Finish Line also awards yearly grants to Thoroughbred rescue organizations. This month we are awarding grants to 12 worthy organizations. Our Board of Directors applaud the dedication of each rescue that assists Thoroughbreds in their time of need. We recognize the importance of the efforts each rescue puts forth on a daily basis to bring a quality of life to the horses that ask so little yet need so much. It is important for us to be their voice when no one else will.
After the Finish Line's 2009 grant recipients are United Pegasus Foundation (CA), CANTER Ohio, Heaven Can Wait (CA), Rein Dancer - Next Dance Thoroughbred Rescue (NJ), Our Mims Retirement Haven (KY), CANTER Michigan, Friends of Ferdinand (IN), GEVA, Inc. (CA), ReRun, Inc. (NJ, NY, KY, PA, NC), Square Peg Foundation (CA) and Chez Chevaux Thoroughbred Horse Rescue (WA).
After the Finish Line also raises funding for emergency funds and grants at our summer fundraiser. Our 2009 annual charity fundraiser, A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds, is planned for July 30. This coincides with the Del Mar race meet making it an opportune time to raise awareness of the need to help the Thoroughbreds. Our fundraiser documents, Save the Date, Invitation, Donor Letter and Donor Agreement, can be printed and
After the Finish Line is a national funding non-profit organization. We donate to Thoroughbred rescues organizations throughout the United States. You don't have to live locally to participate in our fundraiser. You can attend in spirit if you live outside the area. Monetary and in-kind sponsorships are available and silent or live auction items can be donated. We are grateful for the auction donations we have already received from across the United States. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me what know how you would like to participate. Volunteers are welcome.
Once again, we could not do this without your generosity. We all want to travel through life with meaning and purpose. Thank you for your devotion to the Thoroughbreds.
Dawn Mellen, President
After the Finish Line