About Ray of Sunshine.
Ray of Sunshine was founded in 2014 by Lia Ray, a breast cancer thriver. The program was her dream to help others find an escape from the stress and turmoil that becomes the life of a cancer patient. Lia was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30.
Like all who hear those words, “You have cancer” she was devastated, scared and unsure of what was to come. During treatments Lia would go visit her horse. Some days she was too tired to ride, and those days were spent brushing or just sitting with her horse. While at the barn she could feel normal even if just for a moment while going through treatments. She was also able to just breathe and de-stress, thinking about something other than cancer.
Once treatments were over the barn was her place to come alive, rediscover herself and who she was after cancer. Lia knew that cancer treatments would have been almost unbearable without her horse, her friends at the barn, and connecting with nature. This is when she decided to create a place where anyone going through cancer treatments or having had cancer could have something to look forward to other than doctor visits and treatments. A healing place without walls and with no boundaries.
“I am so excited to be able to create and share a place that will help others through their journey. I knew that I was meant to do something special with my diagnosis. To be able to combine my passion of horses, to help others feel empowered, remember to live in the now and help them through their journey is the most amazing feeling!”Lia Ray
Our Mission .
To enrich the lives of cancer patients,
survivors and their loved ones
within a therapeutic environment
for the mind, body and soul
through the use of healing horses.