Dream Catcher Therapy Center hosts ‘Denim & Diamonds’ fundraiser Nov. 17
By Kathleen Goddeyne -
Dream Catcher Therapy Center (DCTC), a non-profit equine mental health therapy center located at 5814 Hwy. 348 in Olathe, is holding their Denim & Diamonds fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion. Denim & Diamonds, sponsored by Toyota Foundation, Casino Nights, Alpine Bank, and Hellman Motors, will feature blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em, a silent and live auction, a cash bar, food, and Ghost River Band. Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased at Alpine Bank or at the door.
DCTC offers hippotherapy, a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input to children and veterans.
Horses help by teaching how to regulate emotions, rebuilding healthy attachment, physiologically reducing stress, re-establish healthy physical and emotional boundaries and allows patients to assess their fight or flight reaction, which leads to increased feelings of safety.
Funds raised will go toward the caretaking of more than 40 rescued horses residing at DCTC in the End of the Trail Horse Rescue/Sanctuary.
“This covers feeding, hoof care, and veterinarian care,” said DCTC Office Manager, Stacy Morton. “The veterinarian care is very important. Many horses that are rescued need medical attention as they come in malnourished, starved, or abused. Elderly horses often require additional supplements.”
For more information on DCTC and the programs offered, End of the Trail Horse Rescue/Sanctuary, or Denim & Diamonds, visit www.dctc.org.