The Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation
Dedicated to raising money for children's cancer care and research, the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation (SACF) graciously gave Dana-Farber $30,000 in 2010, bringing its total support to $95,000 since 2007.
Through showcasing the sport of rodeo and other aspects of the western lifestyle, the SACF plans once again to support the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber in 2011.
The SACF supports the fight against childhood cancer because its members believe that the sports of rodeo and bullriding reach their highest calling when put forth in the name of a charitable cause. The sports are a unique legacy of a great nation - one with a generous and courageous heart. But there is more to it than that.
The true cowboy spirit is about being brave enough to face a foe that is much greater than any man. It's about being courageous enough to fight through the physical pain that comes with facing that foe time after time. It's about having the strength of mind and spirit to never quit, to never give up, no matter how difficult the struggle or bleak the odds. This is how the cowboy spirit is related to the fight against childhood cancer.
The original inspiration for the work of the SACF came from the battle fought and won by an exceedingly courageous young man named Ian Emery and his family. SACF remains humbled by, and in awe of, the strength and courage that sustained them through their long struggle.
To find out more about the Foundation, please visit www.cowboyspirit.org.
Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation
P.O. Box 960003
Boston, MA 02196
Contact: Mike Allison, Founder and Executive Director
Phone: (508) 944-3530