By Ryan Martin
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host the Shantel Lanerie Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9.
The event will be held from 12 p.m. – 6p.m. CT in the Fair Grounds tent near the apron and will have food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for purchase as well as an auction. Live music will be provided by Rick Mocklin and the Southern Voice Band and there also will be a meet and greet with the jockeys from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The event is named in honor of jockey Corey Lanerie’s late wife, who passed away from breast cancer in June of last year.
“It’s a good cause to raise money for breast cancer research,” Lanerie said. “It’s great to bring awareness to everyone and to keep my wife’s memory alive in her name and raising some money for her. It feels good to do something that could help somebody in the future. It’s a great cause and makes your heart feel good.”
The mission statement of the foundation is “Education, Preparation & Dedication to Helping Women.”
More information on the Shantel Lanerie Foundation could be found at https://shantellaneriefoundation.com/