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Horses and Hope

The Horses and Hope Cancer Screenin Van operated by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center is on the road daily to deliver life-saving services.  It is equipped to provide education and screening to men and women for mulitple cancers.  Services are offered to both insured and uninsured individuals including the medically underserved horse industry workers at thoroughbred race tracks in collaboration wit the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund and the Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program.  the van is supported by KCP, the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer, and biligual outreach workers.  The Kentucky State Fair is the highlight of the year where people from across the state receive hundreds of cancer screening services during the 11 days.  Read more about the cancer screening van.



Horse and Hopesm was started in 2008 by former First Lady Jane Behsear and the Kentucky Cancer Program, University of Louisville, with the support of the Pink Stable, a committee of Kentucky horse owners, riders, trainers, farm owners, jockeys, and others.  The mission is to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky's signature horse industry workers and their families, many of who are uninsured and underserved.  Special events are held throughout the state to honor breast cancer survivors and to raise funds for Horses and Hope.  Friends of Horses and Hope including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, the North American Championship Rodeo and others who continue to support programs.  Today, Horse and Hope has been expanded to offer cancer prevention and early detection programs along with screening and treatment referrals for many different cancers through the mobile van.  For more information, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program 1-877-326-1134 or .


Logo for Horses and Hope
Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program

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A pink Ford Mustand, the pace car for the 2011 NASCAR World Spring cup, was donated by Paul Miller Ford in honor of the 10th anniversary of Horses and Hope.  The car travels the state today to raise cancer awareness at special events like the Kentucky State Fair, the North American Championship Rodeo, community festivals, and other locations.  Most recently, it appeared at a concert with Sheryl Crowe, a breast cancer survivor, in Beaver Dam and in the inaugural parade for Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.






Mobile Mammography


Pink Stable Members

Jane Beshear, Founder, Anita Cauley, Patricia Cooksy, Carol Farmer, Ann Bakhaus, Mark Midkiff, Judy Miller, Misdee Wrigley Miller, Barbara Thomason, Elaine Walker, and Donna Ward