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ARLINGTON JOCKEYS VISIT LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
Several members of the Arlington International Racecourse jockey colony joined in the effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer and visited children at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Participating jockeys were: Carlos H. Marquez Jr., Maria Thornton, Emmanuel Esquivel, Israel Ocampo and Rolando Aragon. The jockeys brough a variety of gifts for the children including autographed goggles, provided by Perfect Trip, and horseracing-related coloring books among other items.
In addition, as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month all of Arlington's jockeys will sport a patch with the official Childhood Cancer Awareness gold insignia to wear on their pants for the entire month.
"We wanted to get involved to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families," said Jockeys' Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks. "We want to recognize the racetracks for their support and cooperation in helping to facilitate these visits."