The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Equestrian of the Year” 2011 to Honor Pioneer Equine Photographer Susan Sexton

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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Susan Sexton Credit: Sharon P. Fibelkorn
Susan Sexton Credit: Sharon P. Fibelkorn
On February 10 at Grant Farms Wellington, Florida, one of the world’s greatest equine photographers who died from Leukemia in 2009 will be honored at the annual LLS Equestrian of the Year fundraiser. High Performance Dressage rider Mary Ann Grant a Lymphoma survivor took her experience with the disease to the next level by making a difference. In 2003 she created a program to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, awarding the equestrian who raised the most money the title of Equestrian of the Year. Since this program began, Grant and the participants have raised over $700,000 for research to help find a cure for this disease. Each year at the annual fundraiser party held in Wellington Florida, the winner is announced, and the fundraising continues with a specila evening of food, drink, and an exciting silent auction. Reservations required by February 4, 2011. RSVP to Marissa Burns appreciated by February 4, 2011 at 561-775-9954
Save the date, February 10, 2011 for this year’s The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Equestrian of the Year” Celebration. A minimum donation of $100 will contribute to the cause, as the Wellington community joins Mary Ann and all who have worked tirelessly for this important organization.

This year’s participants are
Jessica Baum and Caroline Roffman
Sandra Gillespie and Sarah Gillespie
Nancy Later and Ariel Matisse
Nick Dello Joio
*Others to be announced
Past winners include
Who are the LLS EOY past winners?
2003 Lauren Walfish runner-up Alison Firestone
2004 Lauren Walfish runner-up Alison Firestone
2005 Carole Grant runner-up Nancy Later
2006 Maureen Ebel runner-up Christine Thompson
2007 Sue Ashe for Mindy Darst runner-up Christine Thompson
2008 Marcy Freedman runner-up Carleigh Fedorka
2009 Melanie Pia runner-up Don Later
2010 Nancy Later & Ariel Matisse runner-up Sandra Gillespie

Attend the February 10th Cocktail, Light Dinner, and Silent Auction held at Grant Farms in Wellington, Florida
Time: 6:30 to 9:00
Location: Grant Farms, 14345 Palm Beach Point Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414
Event: Cocktails, Light Dinner, Silent Auction, EOY Award
Attire: Casual Chic
Donation: $100.00 minimum donation

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