The Imus Ranch allows children with cancer and blood disorders to participate in the everyday activities of a cattle ranch, including riding horses, feeding animals, herding goats and performing routine ranch chores such as laundry, according to NBC News. All expenses are provided, including airfare and ground transportation.Continue Reading
Founded in 1998 by the radio personality Don Imus and his wife Deidre Imus, the ranch provides an environmentally conscious cowboy experience to children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, according to the ranch's mission statement. Since its founding, over 1,000 children have participated in the ranch program. Children who visit the ranch during the seven-day summer program are housed along with the Imus family in the 14,000-square-foot ranch house. The children are fed an organic vegetarian diet based on whole grains, fruits, vegetables and nuts. All gardening and farm work is performed without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
In 2014, Don Imus put the ranch up for sale, according to New York Daily News. Imus cited breathing problems brought on by the area's altitude as his motivation for the sale. The 2,400-acre ranch, which is located 45 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was listed for $32 million dollars.Learn more about Business & Finance