2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: Lucy VonRoenn

Rauch is pleased to announce the 2016 Imagine Awards Leader honoree, Lucy VonRoenn.

Lucy VonRoenn founded Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center in 2005, incorporating the not-for-profit organization in 2006 and opening its Lanesville operation in 2007. Ms. VonRoenn is a registered instructor certified by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International.

Under Lucy’s leadership, Sunrise provides treatment techniques to help with balance, muscle tone, posture, core strength, mobility, coordination, confidence building, and sensory registration for individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Riders from 3 to 70 years old benefit from these services, with a lesson plan for each student created specifically for his or her needs and goals. The conditions experienced by individuals served include stroke, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, post traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis, and more.

Hannah Melton has cerebral palsy, and her parents have noticed a marked improvement since she began therapy in Lucy’s program. In her parents’ words, “None of this would be possible if not for Ms. Lucy. She is an amazing woman with a heart of gold. She always has a smile and a lesson planned just for Hannah.” Hannah is just one example of many. Lucy is making real and significant changes in the lives of those she serves.

In addition to her work at Sunrise, Lucy is an active community volunteer, having been involved with Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, Kentucky Derby Festival, Special Olympics, The Luci Center, Junior League of Louisville, Farmington, and more.

Join us in celebrating Lucy VonRoenn at the March 5, 2016 Imagine Awards gala! Tickets, sponsorship, and event information are available at www.imagineawards.org.