Monday, November 10, 2014

Through an Intern's Eye: AHA Beach Ride

This week Fidelis had an amazing opportunity to volunteer at the American Heart Association Beach Ride.  We had a spot right by the beach access selling AHA merchandise.  Over the course of the four day event we have reached hundreds of people and have been able to share Fidelis with them.

In addition to selling merchandise from the American Heart Association we also gave away 200 treats homemade by our participants. We bagged up each treat and attached a little information about Fidelis. It has been a great opportunity to get our name out to the public and to different horse people from all over the country. Not only do we get to give out information about Fidelis but we have also been placed on the back of every participant’s t shirt and are included on each promotional display.

On Friday we sold lanterns for the Lantern Release.  When someone purchased a lantern they were able to release them over the ocean in honor of a loved one.
On Saturday 1,500 horses took to the beach in the 33rd Annual Jack Monroe Beach Ride.  There were some local media outlets present at the event and Fidelis was featured on Horse Tales!  It was great to see the horse community come together for this great cause!

We are so thankful to everyone at the American Heart Association who helped us get our name out there! We also appreciate all the time and energy that our volunteers have given us by coming out and helping us.  We donated 60 hours this weekend and could not have done it without you.  Thank you to all of those who spent their time with us giving back to the American Heart Association in honor of Fidelis.  We are also thankful to our new friends on Facebook!  We hope to see and hear from you all soon!