Quantum Leap Farm and 1Voice Foundation celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day at our Pediatric Cancer Family Fun Day on June 7th. Several times a year, kids with pediatric cancer and their families come together for a free day of fun at the farm enjoying pony rides, pony painting and other games! To see more information on these events, click here.
We want to share why we love Makayla’s Hands on Horses and Quantum Leap Farm.
Our daughter was diagnosed at 3 with a rare cancer and is now in remission at age 5. Since May we have visited the Farm quite a few times. We live in Lakeland, so it is a trek, but worth every mile. To see her face light up when I tell her we are going is just the best feeling in the world. It is a safe haven for her and her brothers. It is just amazing to see them laugh together and do something where they are on equal ground. Having a place like this to go and spend quality time together where our daughter is not singled out because of her issues is incredible and almost impossible to put into words. She tells everyone that she has a special Farm where all her family and cancer friends can go and have fun. For us, that is the best reason to continue this wonderful program. God bless you all!
Quantum Leap Farm’s inaugural Stirrup Hope raises thousands for the equine-assisted therapy facility. The event took place on March 21st, 2015 with over 350 guests in Quantum’s riding arena in Odessa.
The first-time event raised 38% of the organization’s total budget and promises to be a staple of the fundraising efforts for the farm moving forward. Fifteen sponsors including TECO Energy underwrote the total expenses for Stirrup Hope leaving the total income from the night to benefit Quantum programs.
For the last fourteen years, golfers and donors have gathered every autumn to drive, chip and putt for Quantum Leap Farm. QLF’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament brings in a big slice of support for our equine therapy center’s funding.
Fielding over 125 golfers, who flew in from all over the United States to participate, the day at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor was picture perfect. Friends formed up into foursomes and set off for some serious golf and even more serious fundraising. Read More
My name is Susan and I’ve been participating in Quantum Leap Farm’s therapeutic horseback riding program for several years now. I’ve had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was seven years old and even though I started riding as a teenager, I’ve never ridden at any barn quite like Quantum Leap. Apart from the beautiful facilities, the first thing that strikes you is the caring and generosity of the people who serve there. Read More
I’ve been in this boat alone-not knowing anyone else who has gone down the same path. It was comforting to hear your stories of similarity and I hope over time we can help each other with ideas, resources or simply support. It will be powerful coming from any of you knowing that we all truly understand the challenges in our lives. Thank you for organizing a wonderful weekend and for inviting me.
Donations to Quantum Leap Farm, a 501 (c) 3 using the Lift non-profit, give our participants the freedom to ride. QLF has been providing professional, fun and effective therapeutic treatments since 2000. Therapeutic horseback riding is a unique exercise therapy that utilizes the movement of and interaction with horses to achieve physical, cognitive, emotional and social goals. Those who are recovering from injury or living with mental or physical challenges grow strong and achieve goals at QLF. Read More
The 6th Annual Founders’ Circle Celebration invites significant donors to our beautiful therapeutic equine facility for an evening of fun, food and friends. Members are passionate about Quantum Leap Farm’s mission to help people of all ages and abilities grow strong, achieve goals and overcome challenges. Founders’ Circle members donate to provide scholarships and to underwrite the therapeutic programs at the Farm. Read More
The Holidays are always special at Quantum Leap Farm. We put up decorations and throw a few parties for our participants, donors and volunteers. The horses wear reindeer antlers and Buddy (Edie’s labrador) puts on a few pounds panhandling at buffets. We also have quiet times where QLF staff and horses take a break from therapy sessions, spend some time with their families and gear up for the new year. We still need volunteers every day–in fact, more than ever since so many regulars are leaving town and spending some well-deserved time with their families. Read More
Once again, golfers and donors have gathered to drive, chip and putt for Quantum Leap Farm. QLF’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament brings in a big slice of support for our equine therapy center’s funding and this year was a triumph.
Over 125 golfers from all over the United States attend this year’s Tournament at our new venue: Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor. Foursomes teed off for some serious golf and even more serious fundraising. Proceeds from the Tournament provide scholarships for the challenged adults and children who participate in equine therapies at Quantum Leap Farm. Read More
Sue Levitt received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from San Francisco State College and did graduate studies at the University of Delaware. After working as a math and computer science teacher for two years in Delaware, she began her professional fundraising career in the education field. In 2000, she moved to the Tampa Bay area and accepted the position of Director of Development for the Tampa Preparatory School where she increased their Annual Fund total giving 2 ½ times in five years. She was part of the fundraising team for Tampa Prep’s campaign to build the new school and managed a staff of five and a volunteer group of over 100. Read More