Horses and Hope – Kentucky Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative

Mary Phillipa Sledge has been part of the film industry for more than two decades, having served as art department coordinator for such notable films as The People vs. Larry Flynt and Vanilla Sky. She draws on this experience to lead SledgePro Media Enterprises, a joint venture with acclaimed producer Spencer Proffer. A philanthropist and resident of Memphis, Tennessee, Mary Phillipa Sledge supports several local and national charities, including Horses and Hope.

Established by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, Horses and Hope promotes breast cancer awareness, education, and prevention. The Office of the First Lady partners with the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) to sponsor the initiative, which supports the KCP’s goal of reducing rates of cancer incidence and mortality. While providing vital information to the public, Horses and Hope also honors those who have overcome breast cancer and facilitates preventative mammography screenings.

Horses and Hope focuses its efforts primarily on Kentucky’s thriving equestrian community. With outreach programs at each of the state’s major thoroughbred race tracks, the initiative aims to spread awareness among horse racing fans and professionals alike. Horses and Hope maintains a presence throughout the state, appearing at such horse industry events as the World’s Championship Horse Show and the North American Championship Rodeo.


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