Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Call it a pink craze or whatever you like, but at rodeos the past couple of years you may have seen pink barrels, pink cowboy hats, pink chaps, pink shirts, pink balloons and pink beads. The Ellensburg rodeo is no different.

This year, The Ellensburg Rodeo will be sponsoring the 8th annual Tough Enough To Wear Pink day, Sunday, August 31, 2014. The Tough Enough To Wear Pink campaign that supports awareness of breast cancer, early detection and funding for research has taken hold! There are many activities at this year’s rodeo in keeping the arena pink.

All rodeo fans are encouraged to wear pink on Sunday. Pink bandanas and beads are available now at the Ellensburg Rodeo ticket office for a $2 donation for a western bandana or $1 for a set of beads. All pink merchandise will be available at the rodeo on Sunday. In addition to pink apparel, beads and bandanas, pink balloons will be released during the rodeo. 

All proceeds raised will benefit The Kittitas Valley Community Hospital’s Breast Cancer Fund. Funds raised directly support Breast Cancer early detection and education in Kittitas County.

For more information on how to support the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Campaign please contact the Foundation at KVH at (509) 933-8669 or visit them online at

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