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InStride Therapy Hosts First Annual Fundraising Event

Saturday, March 9, 2013

‘The Mane Event’ Features a Special Appearance by Paralympian Lauren Barwick

Nokomis, Florida – February 13, 2013 – InStride Therapy, one of the leading hippotherapy centers in the southeastern United States, is pleased to announce its first annual fundraising event on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at its 76-acre facility at 1629 Ranch Road in Nokomis. “The Mane Event” will feature a special appearance and inspiring exhibition by Lauren Barwick, Gold and Silver Medal Paralympian. Net proceeds of the event will help InStride Therapy fund and expand on its highly effective therapeutic programs for children and adults with special needs.

Since 1994, InStride Therapy has been improving the lives of children as young as 18 months old and adults with a variety of disabilities. Hippotherapy, or “therapy with the aid of a horse,” is a uniquely effective strategy that engages riders in physical, occupational and speech therapies.

The Mane Event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. in the covered arena, and will include riding exhibitions, an auction, sit-down dinner, live entertainment by Mainstream Band, and dancing. Guests can participate in a raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind diamond star necklace and bid on valuable auction items such as a guitar autographed by Country music’s Little Big Town, luxurious vacations and more. Guests are encouraged to wear their best boots and upscale western attire for a fun, lively night to benefit an incredibly important cause. Individual tickets cost $100.

About InStride Therapy
Partnering with horses, InStride Therapy challenges individuals with special needs to reach their full potential. Your support gives special riders opportunities for today, hope for tomorrow and benefits for a lifetime. To purchase tickets, visit or contact Donna Blem at or 941-412-9333.

Grapevine Communications is a full-service, award-winning advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in Sarasota, Florida, and serving clients nationwide. For information, contact Lori Uzzo at or call 941-351-0024.

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