Beshear Family, Linkin’ Bridge and more celebrate breast cancer survivorship at Horses and Hope Sunday Annual event at Churchill Downs expected to draw 1,200 survivors, guests


    Kentucky Attorney General Andrew Beshear
    Former Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear
    NBC-TV’s America’s Got Talent finalist Linkin’ Bridge
    Racing Writer/Handicapper Jennie Rees
    Greg Postal, M.D., Interim Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Louisville
    Donald Miller, M.D., Ph.D, Director, UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center
    Jason Chesney, M.D., Deputy Director, UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center
    Beth Riley, M.D., breast cancer specialist, UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center

    Horses and Hope: A Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Races
    Sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville

    Approximately 1,200 breast cancer survivors and their guests will join Horses and Hope Founder Jane Beshear for a day of racing and celebration. Featured will be a performance by Linkin’ Bridge, Millionaires Row luncheon, handicapping tips by Jennie Rees and Horses and Hope gifts. Survivors also will be given the opportunity to add their personal mark to an original painting by Kathy Sullivan, the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Poster artist.

    Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave., Louisville

    Sunday, Nov. 20
    Gates open at noon
    Horses and Hope Program at 1:30 p.m.

    Horses and Hope is a project of former First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Cancer Program to increase cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky’s horse industry population and other groups. Screenings and events are held across the state in collaboration with the Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van. For more information, call 1-877-326-1134 or visit

    For more information, contact Connie Sorrell, director of the Kentucky Cancer Program, 502-494-9491,


    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.