Local Life: Kingsmen Donate Pink Money

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Pink is a color not normally associated with the rough sport of rodeo. However, last September, the Kingsmen and Kingman Regional Medical Center teamed up to turn the rodeo grounds pink during the Sunday performance of the Andy Devine Days Rodeo. Tough Enough To Wear Pink is a campaign created in 2004 by entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Terry Wheatly to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The program has been embraced by the Western community and has grown to be one of the most creative and visible awareness campaigns in the country. Monies raised from the event this year were split between the Kingman Cancer Care Unit and the KRMC Cancer Center to provide education and support for cancer patients and their families in Kingman. Each organization received more than $3,000 from this event. Pictured left to right are: Kingsmen Rick Shutt, Gordon Sanchez, Cody Swanty and Ray Cullison. Kingman Cancer Care Unit Members are: Diana Kenney, Marty Adams, Dorothy Brown, Sherril Medlin, Shirley Ryan, Janet Watson, Lila Watson, Jean Conrath, Doris Power and Dottie Patriquin.