Lynden PRCA Rodeo sets donation record, gives $46,050 to PeaceHealth Cancer Center
The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, presented by the Northwest Washington Fair, recently donated $46,050 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
in Bellingham for breast cancer patient care and research.
The contribution is the most ever raised through the rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, volunteers and spectators in the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, conducted Aug. 16-17 during the Northwest Washington Fair, wore pink shirts during competition to raise awareness of breast cancer while local rodeo volunteers conducted fundraisers for the Cancer Center.
“What separates this year’s success is the collaboration among hard-working committee members, generous sponsor contributions and the administrative support from the Northwest Washington Fair/Lynden PRCA Rodeo
,” said Marie Storms, chair of this year’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink committee. “I want to extend my gratitude for the unwavering dedication from the TETWP committee members and give special recognition to our sponsors: Samson’s Estate Winery, Janele Haan-Banner Bank
and Mount Baker Rotary Club.”
The 2016 TETWP committee included Jim and Karen Vander Giessen, Bob and Cheryl Fraser, Audie Hendricks, Seki Vander Giessen, Brian Timmer, Jeremy Vreiling, Karen and Darrel Timmer, Brenda Elenbaas-Hickey, Nicole Ames, Jennifer Edin, Renee and John Giliam, Kent Roorda, Larry and Dee Dee Tjoelker, Linda and Marv Tjoelker, Molly Simon and Tresie Wiersma.
The Cancer Center uses 100 percent of donations for patient support services and research.
Since its inception in 2004, Tough Enough to Wear Pink has empowered rodeos and western events in North America to focus attention on the need for a cure. The campaign has raised more than $24 million for breast cancer research and patient care. For more information, visit www.toughenoughtowearpink.com