Halt Cancer

Halt Cancer at X

Early detection saves lives!

Rebecca Farm is about more than just horses… We care about the well being and spirit of our community, as well as national research which will find a cure for breast cancer!

In memory of The Event’s Founder, Rebecca Broussard, her daughter, Sarah Broussard, launched “Halt Cancer at X” in 2012 to raise money for breast cancer research. The name comes from the equestrian dressage test — where the first movement is for the rider to halt the horse at a station marked "X" in the arena.

Donations in the form of competitors' pledges, auction proceeds, tax-deductible contributions, parking donations and other imaginative fundraising are infused back into Flathead Valley community outreach programs and to national research projects working toward a cure. Since 2012, Montana Equestrian Events, through Halt Cancer at X, has awarded nearly $775,000 in total grants to local organizations and research projects.

“We’re thrilled to take this great platform we have created and make it mean something more to the world,” said Sarah Broussard.

Donations are accepted year-round. Local grants are awarded annually in October and a national research grant is awarded in January.



Help us fight breast cancer!

Please make a donation to Halt Cancer at X today.

Your generosity will support national research working toward a cure for breast cancer, local community outreach programs, and breast cancer awareness.

You may donate by credit card with our online form by clicking on the HC@X logo below.

You may also mail a check to:
Montana Equestrian Events, Inc.,
PO Box 595, Whitefish, MT 59937
Please make checks payable to Montana Equestrian Events. (memo: HCX donation)

Your donation is tax-deductible. Montana Equestrian Events, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We have set a philanthropic precedent in the equestrian world with our Halt Cancer at X initiative and we could not do it without you.
Thank you for your support!

Halt Cancer at X Community Grants for 2021

This year's grants were distributed at a small reception hosted at the Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science at FVCC by Halt Cancer at X founder, Sarah Broussard and committee chairwoman, Dr. Melissa Kaptanian.


Northwest Montana Chicks-n-Chaps was awarded $11,200 by Halt Cancer at X to provide financial assistance to Flathead Valley families affected by breast cancer. Their goal is to offer a respite from financial stress, while providing comfort and hope.




Casting for Recovery received $5000 to apply to costs of a quality of life, fly-fishing retreat that is offered at no charge to women fighting breast cancer. The retreat offers breast cancer education, counseling to support emotional well being, and camaraderie with others of shared experience, in addition to basic fly-fishing instruction.



Wings Regional Center received $12,000 from Halt Cancer at X which they will use to assist individuals with out-of-pocket expenses, such as lodging, transportation and meals, incurred while traveling to appointments for their breast cancer treatment.




KRH Cancer Support & Survivorship (CSS) is dedicated to providing emotional support, education and hope for survivors and their loved ones, free of charge. Halt Cancer awarded $10,000 to CSS for their Active Outings Program, which gives participants an opportunity to connect with others while enjoying outdoor activities.

Cancer Support Community Montana
Received $2,500 to be used for the 2022 Mending in the Mountains Retreat for women impacted by cancer.

Flathead Cancer Aid
Received $10,000 to make the lives of local women affected by breast cancer a little easier through covering day-to-day expenses such as: rent, utilities and groceries.

Save A Sister
Received $7,500 to fulfil bilateral nipple restoration for breast cancer survivors.

Donations to Halt Cancer at X are accepted year round. Please consider making a donation today using the Donate Now button above.


We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 grant cycle. Please download the appropriate application instructions and submit all required documents by the appropriate deadline.

The application deadline for Community Grants is October 1, 2022
Guidelines and Application (PDF)

The application deadline for the National Research Grant is January 31, 2023
Instructions (PDF)