Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:57

Horseback trail ride offers new way to fight back against cancer Featured

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GLENBURN - A horse back trail ride that offers a new way to fight back against cancer.

Mainers of all ages will walk run and ride to support cancer research.


The idea was started a year ago by one women who is a breast cancer survivor.


D'arcy Main-Boyington a breast cancer survivor said "I asked why not horses you have paddling you have walking, running, biking, all sorts of other things so i said how about horses."


The ride is part of the champion of the cure challenge. It's raising funds to support cancer research at Eastern Maine Medical Center cancer care.


"People can choose whether they want to do a five mile or a ten mile it's going to be out in Corinna. It's gonna be a lot of fun and it's going to do a lot of good for the community" said Main-Boyington.


D'arcy says this event hits home for her.


"A year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I've had a lot of surgeries since then and not an easy year, but I got through it and I'm ready to hit the trails this summer. I'm really happy to be able to do something to help some other folks along the way."


One participant who has a passion for riding also has a passion for the cause itself.


Becky Cash a participant and community member said "My first position was working at a local breast cancer organization and through that I got to meet some wonderful people, and really got inspired buy their stories."


She says any chance to support the community that she calls home is something she'll always want to do.


"it's awesome I think more events like this should take place in the area because the opportunity to get out and support a great cause is fantastic" said Cash.


To register for the trail ride click here for more information.

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at [email protected].