Our Goal

Help us to meet our goal of $50,000 to aid the patients in our local community who struggle financially, emotionally and physically from long-term battles with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  Born from the passion of a few who have been themselves touched by hope and  unexpected inspiration through a relationship with a humble and most-times muddy quarter horse.  Founder and Spokes Woman, Sherry Norman, looks to “give back” just a little, of the hope she received as a patient of WVCI (Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research) undergoing treatment. Primarily Blondie, the horse, is a hitching post to where a passion to help others was born, but practically we use this inspiration to raise money to encourage and support patients by helping them with items like:

  • Organic Food & Gift Cards
  • Gas Cards (for outside Lane County treatment commuters)
  • IPad with Life Proof Cases
  • New Patient Gift Bags

We also would like to provide some assistance to the owners of Blondie with:

  • An updated shelter for Blondie
  • Food and other support costs

Recent Media

Blondie, an American Quarter Horse, holds a special place in the hearts of many patients at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. When WVCI consolidated its services at its Country Club Road clinic in Eugene, patients worried they would no longer get see Blondie each time they arrived for treatment. One patient spearheaded a special project to relieve those worries.

Sherry Norman knows what it’s like to sit for hours in the infusion room receiving cancer treatment. As a patient at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, she found hope and inspiration in an unlikely place — in a horse named Blondie. Blondie has now inspired Sherry to help other cancer patients in the community.

Support Us

Your support is greatly appreciated and helps to get the word out by sharing, posting and linking on social media. Click here to go to our Official Facebook Page. Or here to visit our Instagram Page.

You can help support us by your donations and receive custom made “Blondie, The Riverbend Horse”  merchandise.  Visit our store to see and purchase all our current products for sale.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and proceeds are used to fulfill our mission statement.

Blondie the Riverbend horse is the inspiration for this nonprofit movement that exists to provide hope, support, and encouragement to people living with cancer and other long term illnesses. The base funds we are seeking will be used to purchase 6 new iPads, wireless headphones, and cases for cancer patients to check out during treatment days.  Visit our gofundme page.