KD Leads 'Mildred' Fundraisers Again

Published: December 8, 2008 10:39 am EST

The totals are in from the Mildred Williams International Driving Series 2008 charity events.

This year the Canadian and American harness racing communities raised $91,511 for various breast cancer charities, harness horse retirement foundations and a food bank.

Each racetrack chooses their own fundraising activities that take place in conjunction with the 'Mildred' races and they also choose their own local charity.

Once again Kawartha Downs is the leader in fundraising giving $16,331 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Fraser Downs Night of Hope fundraiser gave $8,014 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Saratoga Raceway raised $6100 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The charity totals raised by racetracks is listed below.

Date
Track
Charity
Amount Raised

Sat., Mar. 1
Northlands Park
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$2,179

Sun., Mar 2
Fraser Downs
Night of Hope, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$8,014

Mon., Mar. 3
Pompano Park
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation
$450

Thurs., Apr. 24
Rideau Carleton Raceway
Canadian Cancer Relay for Life Team, Just for Julie
$2,636

Mon., May 12
Monticello Raceway
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
$110

Fri., May 23
Yonkers Raceway
Kelly Rooney Foundation
$5,200

Sun., June 8
Raceway Park
The Victory Centre of Toledo, Ohio
$2,023

Sat., June 14
Meadowlands Racetrack
Standardbred Retirement Foundation
$3,000

Fri., June 20
Pocono Downs
Susan G. Komen Foundation
$3,322

Sat., June 21
Vernon Downs
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
$1,175

Thurs., June 28
Charlottetown Driving Park
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,
$1,780

Fri., July 4
Grand River Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Ontario Breast Screening Program at Groves Memorial Hospital (Fergus)
$1,000

Sat., July 5
Woodstock Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$4,150

Sat., July 5
Hanover Raceway
Cancer Relay for Life, Lynn Wedow
$346

Sun., July 6
Clinton Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,
$1,000

Sat., July 19
Saratoga Raceway
Susan G. Komen Foundation,
$6,100

Sat., Aug. 2
Rockingham Park
Susan G. Komen Foundation
$892

Sun., Aug. 3
Scarborough Downs
Ribbons for Ribbons
Maine Medical Centre
$754

Mon., Aug. 4
Plainridge Racecourse
Friends of Mel Foundation
$1,337

Tues., Aug. 26
Exhibition Park Raceway
$352

Wed., Aug. 27
Summerside Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$2,000

Thurs., Aug. 28
Truro Raceway
The Dragon Boat Ladies on Shortts Lake
$4,500

Sun., Aug. 30
Northside Downs
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
$5,000

Sun., Aug. 31
Inverness Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$1,500

Mon., Sept. 1
Fredericton Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$1,500

Sat., Sept. 13
Northfield Park

Sun., Sept. 14
Delaware County Fair
New Vocations
Standardbred Retirement
$1,020

Sun., Sept. 28
Harrington Raceway
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
$1,700

Sun., Oct. 5
St. Johns, Nfld.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$710

Sun., Oct. 5
Windsor Raceway
The Wonderbroads Dragon Boat Ladies
$4,255

Fri., Oct. 17
Western Fair Raceway
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$4,500

Sat., Oct. 18
Kawartha Downs
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
$16,331

Finals
Wed., Nov. 5
Chester Downs
Susan G. Komen Foundation
$650

Thurs., Nov. 5
Freehold Raceway
Freehold Area Open Door
$450

Thurs., Nov. 6
Dover Downs
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
$1,575

Total
$91,511

(Mildred Williams International Driving Series)

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Bonnie Hedges & her daughter, Kawartha Downs employees--raised over $2,000 for breast cancer, with a luncheon in the paddock, used equipment sale, etc.