March 1, 2011
Despite Tragedy, Temple Grandin to Speak at Sugar Creek
KANSAS CITY, Mo - (Feb. 28, 2011) Renowned autism advocate and animal scientist Temple Grandin will be speaking at The Armacost Museum in Grandview, Mo. on Wednesday, March 2, despite last week's fire, which killed 6 therapeutic horses and destroyed the barn, trailer, stalls and equipment.
The event, which is a fundraiser for Sugar Creek Equinapy, was planned prior to the fire. The fire happened in the early morning hours on Sunday, February 20th and is still under investigation. The owners of Sugar Creek, which provides therapeutic equine activities for adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities, say the timing of Grandin's arrival is a blessing.
"The loss is, in many ways, still unimaginable," notes Melissa Morgan, with Sugar Creek Equinapy. "We have been fortunate to receive donations from so many people who believe in our work. Having Temple Grandin join us for this fundraiser can only mean good things for the future of Sugar Creek and the important work we do."
The fundraiser is sponsored by Purina and AdFarm. Tickets are sold out, but donations can be made on Sugar Creek's website.
About Sugar Creek Equinapy
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those who have physically, mentally, emotionally, or debilitating life situation through the use of equinapy, our horse-assisted therapy program. We will strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our staff, volunteers, and our animals, to create an atmosphere that is inclusive to all.
Our philosophy is to transform therapy sessions into a rewarding and enjoyable experience because we encourage spirits to rise above disabilities. We celebrate the gifts, talents and donations given from all those who come in contact directly or indirectly with our facility and are grateful for them.
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For more information:
Marisa Meyer, AdFarm
Sarah Kolell, AdFarm