Updated: Jan 4, 2021
For Cooper's Crossroad the summer has been good. The long days and hot sun have brought more growth to the organization. Heat sizzled the fields and trails for the July 21 5 K run and walk. We were all grateful for shady paths and wonderful volunteers, with water and cheers for the 50 runners and walkers that struck out on the second annual Miles Towards Melting The Myth of Trauma 5 K. Music, laughter, wonderful prizes and food donated by Monadnock Food Co-op and Elm City Bagels greeted the walkers and runners as they ran under the finish banner. July 28, the following Sunday, we had our first Mile Towards Melting The Myth of Trauma 5K pleasure horseback ride. Awareness was raised. For the folks who took part......and for myself. I had no idea it would be such a popular event!
40 horses and riders came to enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon ride at Dusty Dog Farm. Burgers and dogs were available to a fun loving crowd at the conclusion of the ride. Fortunately the temperature was comfortable and the breeze soft. Fact : it was the largest horse related event Dusty Dog Farm has ever hosted! As founder of Cooper's Crossroad, and driven to raise awareness of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, I can not help but smile when as I reflect on the seeds we are collectively planting... seeds of trauma awareness.....As these seeds are nourished, I have faith leaves of action will sprout. Thank you all for melting the myth of trauma by sowing seeds of trauma awareness.