October 21, 2017

Amy Speck-Kern – Kids Cancer Ambassador

For Amy Speck-Kern, dressage is a passion that gave her the inspiration to overcome childhood cancer. This passion, combined with cutting edge treatment protocols and the support of her family, friends, and outreach groups, allowed her to defeat Acute Myleoid Leukemia (AML) and pursue her dream of a successful FEI dressage career.

“I know that I’m here because of the research,” said Speck-Kern. “The disease and course of treatment inspired me to pursue my passion, and find a way to give back to the cause that has made it possible.” Her passion can be found in the saddle, astride thousand-pound dressage horses she teaches to move and dance in tandem with their riders. Now a professional FEI dressage trainer in Loxahatchee, Florida, she rides, trains, shows, and competes on Wellington’s prestigious international show circuit. After learning from and working with some of the best trainers in the industry, Amy founded Excel Dressage and, leading into the 2016 show season, has begun the process of giving back to childhood cancer research.

Photo credit: SusanJStickle.com

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Kids Cancer Wins $112,500 in Great Charity Challenge

Kids Cancer Wins in Grrat Charity Challenge

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Kid Cancer Foundation Gets Online Award


The Kids Cancer Foundation has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited to be named a top-rated 2015 nonprofit,” said Michelle O’Boyle, Executive Director of the Kids Cancer Foundation.  “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the fact that we served more than 450 patients and families and 90 percent of all donations we received went directly to programs and services to benefit our young patients and families.”

The award was based on the large number of positive reviews that the foundation received. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more info.

Nic Roldan – Kids Cancer Foundation Ambassador

Nic Roldan – Kids Cancer Foundation Ambassador

Nic Roldan, Kids Cancer Foundation AmbassadorFueled by intensity, passion and raw talent, Nic Roldan has become one of the top professional polo players in the world today and holds many of the highest accolades prized by the adrenaline-charged sport.

Born in Buenos Aires and raised in the U.S. and Brunei, the fourth generation polo player remembers swinging a polo mallet by age four. Nic captured his first major win – the coveted U.S. Open Polo ChampionshipTM in 1998 with team Escue shortly after reaching professional status at age 14.

Nic has charged polo fields on five continents and continues to add to his roster of wins. Polo’s hottest rising star, for whom Wellington is his home town, has now added to his resume Ambassador to the Kids Cancer Foundation, a local charity whose mission is to provide hope and support to children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders in our community a cause he is passionate about.

Kids Cancer Foundation Wins Third in Great Charity Challenge

Kids Cancer Foundation wins big last night at the Great Charity Challenge in Wellington! Our team took third place!
A special Thank you to our Big Heroes: our team sponsor Mershad Stables, our Corporate Sponsor La Victoria Farm, our amazing riders and last but not least the Bellissimo Family and Equestrian Sport Productions who make this whole event possible. For local charities like the Kids Cancer Foundation the funds raised from this event make it possible for us to meet the myriad of needs of our young patients and their families. We are grateful for this generous gift.

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