Local Women Giddyup Against Cancer

By Maggie Vespa

October 17, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2010 at 10:28 PM CDT

As we hit the second half of 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month,' it seems Central Illinois is getting creative in its fundraising efforts.

That includes 'WOAH' or 'When Horsepower Opens Awareness to Cancer.'

Made up mostly of breast cancer survivors, 'WOAH' held a weekend-long clinic in Delevan, centered on horsemanship.

All proceeds go to breast cancer research.

The clinic included world famous rider and horse whisperer Ken McNabb who traveled from the state of Wyoming for the event.

"winston Churchill said 'there's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man,' and that's certainly true with all animals you know. Really the horses are creating a lot more therapy than just the physical therapy of being around them because they're also raising the funds to continue the process," said McNabb.

This is the first year for the 'WOAH' clinic.

Members say they hope to make it an annual event.

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