Enter our awesome Florida Edition Buck Off Cancer raffle in a chance to win some super awesome items! Something for all! Raffle tickets will be combined with in person raffle tickets purchased at the Florida Horse Park POP Show on Sunday December 16, 2018. Online entries will be printed and added to the awesome raffles! There is something for everyone and some really sweet prizes - just in time for the holidays. Support a great cause and get something for yourself! Good luck to all! Winners will be picked at the end of the POP Show on December 16. Online entries close 12/15!
We will have a tent at the POP show to buy raffle tickets in person and #buckoffcancer gear - shirts, hats, socks, saddlepads and more! Bring some cash, will also be having a 50/50 to be drawn at noon! Come visit us!
All lessons or services offered must be used in 2019. Lessons are given at the instructors location in Florida, unless other arrangements are made.
1 in 3 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Even if you yourself are not diagnosed with one of these diseases, it is highly probable that you have family and friends whom have or are battling some form of cancer. Everyone has a cancer story. This is ours...
In April of 2018 Jessica began experiencing severe GI symptoms. For months she tried different diets and saw different doctors trying to resolve it. She was diagnosed with several different GI disorders. However, the treatments did not work and her symptoms continued to worsen. In typical Jess style, she continued to push through and continue to run her equestrian business, JH Eventing. During this time, one of the members of her beloved “Jack Pack” (two Jack Russell Terrier brothers she has had since their birth) fell sick and was admitted to Tufts. Burghley was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma (an extremely aggressive cancer of the blood vessels) and left this earth on July 22, 2018*. Jess continued to push on through her awful symptoms and heartbreak. Yet, she knew when Burghley had cancer that he was giving her a sign.
At the end of August 2018 (upon driving home from Town Hill Farm Horse Trials coaching at Area 1 Championships) Jess was admitted to the Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston where she spent quite a bit of time and then received some unnerving news for her 30th birthday. Unfortunately, Burghley was right. As it turns out, Jess had been misdiagnosed. She has cancer. Stage 4 colon cancer to be specific.
While terrifying, Jessica’s team of physicians at the Brigham and Dana-Farber have stated that their goal is a CURE. Treatment will be tough, but all of those who know Jess know that she is TOUGHER. A saying in the equine world is “The Show Must Go On”. It is a saying Jess has always lived out and is continuing to do so while undergoing treatment. Jess is beyond appreciative for her friends, barn family, and support system for being by her side during this time and letting her go on with some sort of normalcy in her life. On any given day you will find her in the barn teaching lessons before treatment, and then right back at it, transportable chemo pack in tow, once radiation is done for the day. While the past few months have felt incredibly long already, Jess still has a long way to go with no end in sight for treatment.
During this time, Jess’ ability to ride, teach, and run her business to the level she had previously will not be possible. Her main concern is to make sure that Baile Hill Farm and JH Eventing, including the horses and all of the clients, continue to thrive during this time. Purchasing raffle tickets will help lighten the stress associated with running this business and continuing Jess' dream and vision during this difficult time and give you a chance to win some awesome items!
Thanks in advance!