Second Annual ‘‘Jumping for a Cure’ Raises Support for the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, Nov. 11

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 2:00pm

 The University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center has horses “Jumping for a Cure,” this weekend at the Pima County Fairgrounds to raise community awareness about the Steele Center.
 
The Tucson Fall Classic Grand Prix event takes place Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
 
Many of the Tucson barns and stables participating are displaying banners to show their support for the Steele Center, and junior exhibitors are distributing information to visitors.
 
“The horse show management, the vendors and the exhibitors have been so welcoming to the Steele center,” said Peggy Rowley, Steele Center advisory board member.
 
“We are delighted to help the Steele Center,” said Jeff Gilbert, horse show manager. “We encourage Tucsonans who love horses to come and enjoy the shows – especially the Grand Prix on Sunday. Spectators can enjoy the shows free of charge.”
 
The Steele Center conducts research in areas of childhood cancers, cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology and nutrition, genetics, pulmonology, allergies, immunology and neonatology. The physician-scientists also care for patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children’s and many outpatient clinics throughout Arizona.
 
CONTACT: Jeff Gilbert or Dave Anderson, (520) 762-9108, ext. 28 or 29