Local Tough Enough to Wear Pink donates $50,000 toward patient care at PeaceHealth Cancer Center
Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a division of the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, recently donated $50,000 toward patient care to the PeaceHealth Cancer Center in Bellingham.
For two years running, the contribution is the highest total ever raised through 15 years of the local rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, volunteers and spectators of the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, conducted Aug. 13-14 during the Northwest Washington Fair, wore pink to raise awareness of cancer.
“Raising $50,000 goes well beyond our committee. Many local people and businesses volunteered their time, donated items to our annual dinner auction or made financial contributions to help make this $50,000 donation possible” said Tresie Wiersma, chair of this year’s committee. “We’re grateful for our community along with the administrative support received from the Northwest Washington Fair and Lynden PRCA Rodeo.”
All of the proceeds raised go toward patient care helping any type of cancer patient at the PeaceHealth Cancer Center in Bellingham.
Since its inception in 2004, Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink has empowered rodeos and western events in the U.S. to focus attention on the need for a cure. The campaign has raised more than $28 million for cancer charities.
For more information, visit www.toughenoughtowearpink.com.
Photo above is courtesy of the Lynden PRCA Rodeo