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Be tough, wear pink to July 3 rodeo

So you think you have to be tough to jump on the back of a bucking bull? That’s not tough compared to fighting breast cancer. That’s tough!

The Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo has joined the “Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?” national campaign to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.

Spectators and participants are invited to the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo on Saturday, July 3. A donation to the Tough Enough To Wear Pink fund-raiser for breast cancer research and awareness will be made for each fan wearing pink. Don’t have anything pink? You can buy a pink bandana, jelly bracelet or an embroidered ribbon logo at the rodeo. Proceeds from sales plus donations collected throughout the rodeo will be donated to the national cause.

This year marks the 61st anniversary of the Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls from various states will compete for prizes and prize money in this sanctioned rodeo series. Trick riders will be the specialty act and will perform daily. Tickets are available at Goodman’s Department Store and a limited number of box seats are available and can be purchase by calling 264-5000.

Pink symbolizes courage, strength and determination when the rodeo community comes together in the fight against breast cancer. With the Wrangler brand at the helm, cowboys, cowgirls, rodeos, retailers and manufacturers are motivated to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Over $1 million was raised by the western industry last year.

Take a “tough stance” on breast cancer. Wear pink on July 3 at the Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo presented at the Western Heritage Event Center arena and grounds. More rodeo information is available by calling 264-2730.