STAY TUNED FOR WINTER EVENTS…. Below is a recap of a few wonderful fall events.
First Annual Fundraiser on October 24th for MoonRise Therapeutics was a huge success!
We exceeded our fundraising goal of raising $50,000 to match our challenge grant from the Byrne Foundation. We thank all the amazing support for this wonderful evening chaired by former founding board member, Mary Young.
Artistree in South Pomfret, VT very graciously donated the use of the gallery as the venue and it was the perfect setting for a sit down dinner, silent auction, and presentation about the work of MoonRise Therapeutics. Nearly $10,000 was raised from ticket sales, donations, and the silent auction.
Thank you to the individuals and businesses who donated goods and services. Artistree, Billings Farm and Museum, Ray & Christina Clark, Fiona Davis, Jamie Fields, King Arthur Flour, Takis and Dianne Hinaris, DJ Jesser, Mangalista Restaurant, Chris & Ingrid Nichols, Donna Taylor Photography, Eden Piconi, Naked Table Project, Kevin Rogers, Kerry Rosenthal, Ransom Tavern, Scott Whitney, Woodstock Inn Fitness Club.
Horse Connections Fall Program has ended. Stay tuned for information about a possible Winter offering. Spring Horse Connections dates will be posted in February 2020.
Horse Connections Group. Students meet as a group in order to develop deep connections and relations with themselves, the horses, and the other group members. As students develop their horsemanship skills they are also building their own social skills around emotional awareness, impulse control, resiliency, confidence, trust, empathy and problem-solving skills. Within a safe space and with trained clinical expertise issues of trauma, anxiety and depression often emerge and are addressed. Together students increase their capacity to connect and lead with each other and the horses, that in turn can be modeled at home and school. Parent support is also provided outside of the group.
The Fall Horse Connections program was sponsored by Mascoma Bank and we remain very grateful for this grant.