Green Shield Canada Community Giving Program recently donated $5,000 to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation (RMHF), which will help support the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA).
These funds are dedicated to supporting the community partnership between RMHF and NFTRA.
"Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation's mission is 'investing in better health through community partnerships' and as part of our mission we actively look for ways to support healthy living outside of the hospital walls," said Laura Cherrille, executive director at RMHF. "Knowing that we are helping to improve the lives of more than 90 people living with physical, emotional, and development challenges is extremely important. The health benefits of riding are extensive and we are proud to partner with NFTRA as they enrich the lives of every one of their riders and family members."
A partnership between RMHF, NFTRA, and Green Shield Canada means that the volunteers at NFTRA will get the required training for working with the 90 riders and the seven horses at NFTRA.
"Green Shield Canada supports the health and wellness of Canadian communities," Cherrille said.
"We contribute funds to support work in the area of health and wellness, health education and social services. We give priority to programs that enable access to health and social services for the most vulnerable members of our community."
For more information about the hospital foundation, go to www.rmhfoundation.com.
How to help The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is always looking for volunteers and donations To help, call 604-462-7786 or www.nftrarides.wordpress.com
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