2016 SEMF to Benefit Kids’ Cancer Foundation

2-year-old Kinleigh in Lead Line Class.

James Lala, creator and founder of the Southeast Medal Finals, is proud to announce that the Kids’ Cancer Foundation will be the charitable beneficiary of the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals.

Lala is an advocate of the charity that works as a support system for children battling cancer and their families. The 2016 Southeast Medal Finals will include silent and live auctions to benefit Kids’ Cancer Foundation.

“Kids’ Cancer Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides resources and emotional support for kids with cancer and for their families. I’m very proud that the Southeast Medal Finals will be supporting the organization and families this year,” Lala said. “It’s amazing what they do for those kids and their families.”

Children with cancer or blood disorders typically undergo 2½ to 3½ years of treatment, and five years of follow-up. Chemotherapy treatments, doctor visits and trips to the hospital consume the majority of their time and significantly impact the entire family.

Kids’ Cancer Foundation provides numerous programs, including a pediatric oncology patient care navigator, arts and health programs, tutoring and homework club for patients and siblings, family socials, and more. Under the leadership of founder and Executive Director Michelle O’Boyle, Kids’ Cancer Foundation has contributed upwards of $400,000 in financial assistance to families, given away more than $200,000 in gifts and toys, and most importantly, celebrated more than 50 “end of treatment” parties.

Equestrian donors have made it possible in the past for children under Kids’ Cancer Foundation care to attend horseback riding camps. And the kids have participated in “fun shows” as part of James Lala’s horse shows.

“He has a big heart,” O’Boyle said of Lala. “Something resonated in him seeing these kids. And the kids’ riding programs have been one of the best opportunities for them,” she added.

In addition to the Southeast Medal Finals naming Kids’ Cancer Foundation as its charitable partner, James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine has a long-term program of support for Kids’ Cancer Foundation. Lala is making a $25 donation for each horse whose owner chooses Wellington Quarantine and is inviting the clients to match it. Lala recently delivered the first donation check to Kids’ Cancer Foundation.

Auction items for the Southeast Medal Finals silent and live auctions are now being accepted. Please call 561-906-6668 if you are interested in supporting through an auction contribution or other donation. For more information about the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals, visit www.SoutheastMedalFinals.com.


The Kids’ Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)( 3 ) charity, whose mission is to provide hope and support to children and families in our community battling childhood cancer and/or a blood disorder. The Kids’ Cancer Foundation strives to meet all the unique physical, educational, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of the many local children and families they care for. For more information about the Kids’ Cancer Foundation, visit their website at: www.kidscancersf.org or contact Michelle O’Boyle at: (561) 371-1298.

Southeast Medal Finals Fact Sheet


Southeast Medal Finals is a finals show scheduled for September 16-18, 2016, offering a special end of season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival is a National rated show scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, that maximizes use of a Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and for those desiring to get a jump on the upcoming season.

WHERE: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals



James Lala
(561) 906-6668

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053

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