BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, October 20, 2015—Say this much about Bloomfieldcan’tifly…she has quite the fashion sense.
The trotter found herself dressed for success Tuesday afternoon, festooned in pink to promote Yonkers Raceway’s ”Racing for a Cure.”
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yonkers’ horsemen are once again helping with this worthy initiative, This Saturday evening (Oct. 24th), ”Racing for a Cure” finds any number of Yonkers’ trainers and drivers--along with other prominent members and businesses involved in the harness industry--pitching in, with all funds raised benefitting the Frisco, TX, based National Breast Cancer Foundation (www.nbcf.org)
With trainer Monica Banca (who co-owns “Bloomfield”) and Kristen (Mrs. Jason) Bartlett acting as “point people,” the paddock participation has been solid. Raffle tickets ($20 each, six for $100) have been sold for the past month for a chance to win one of three prizes. The big number is a Gorilla sulky, donated by Chad Foulk, while second- and third-prize winner each take home (or to the barn) a complete Walsh harness set, donated by Barbara Boese. Raffles tickets may be purchased in the Raceway paddock by seeing either Mr. or Mrs. Bartlett or Ms. Banca (checks payable to NBCF).
The evening of the 24th shall see all drivers carrying pink whips, as well as pink blankets given to all the winning horses. The whips were donated by Karin Karlsson of Divine Equine, while the blankets were via contributions by generous standardbred-associated benefactors.
More than three dozen individuals, groups and businesses have joined the fund-raising effort, not counting those who have purchased raffle tickets.
Those who wish to purchase tickets but are unable to get to the Raceway paddock, or those requesting additional information are encouraged to e-mail either Ms. Banca (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Bartlett (email@example.com).
About NBCF… The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail as a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. NBCF’s home on the web is located at www.nbcf.org