Kingsmen turn up the heat on breast cancer

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The Kingsmen are tough enough to wear pink in the fight against breast cancer. Back Row: Kingsmen Gordon Sanchez, Dustin Lewis, Ray Cullison and Cody Swanty. Front Row: Kingman Cancer Care Unit Members Lila Newton, Doris Panik, Dorothy Brown, Nancy Rembolt, Doris Power and Marty Adams.

Courtesy<br> The Kingsmen are tough enough to wear pink in the fight against breast cancer. Back Row: Kingsmen Gordon Sanchez, Dustin Lewis, Ray Cullison and Cody Swanty. Front Row: Kingman Cancer Care Unit Members Lila Newton, Doris Panik, Dorothy Brown, Nancy Rembolt, Doris Power and Marty Adams.

KINGMAN - Pink is a color not normally associated with the rough sport of rodeo.

However, in September the Kingsmen and Kingman Regional Medical Center teamed up for the second year in a row 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.

Moneys raised from the event this year were split between the Kingman Cancer Care Unit (KCCU) and the KRMC Catch It Early Program to provide free mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women. Checks for $2,800 were presented to each organization.