Tough Enough to Wear Pink
This year the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" campaign will benefit 3 entities, they include the New Hope Cancer Foundation, the Mobridge Regional Healthcare Foundation and the Mobridge Rodeo Association. Pink t-shirts were sold for $10, local businesses are running specials throughout the month of July on every Tuesday for those in their pink t-shirt.
In 2011 yard signs and "Pink my Rear" seat cushions, TETWP hats and koozies were apart of the fundraising campaign.
The summer of 2010 campaign kicked off the 4th year of the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" cancer awareness campaign. Members of the Mobridge Rodeo Association and the Mobridge Regional Healthcare Foundation took a different spin on things and focsed on the sale of yard signs and a 3 day event of the "Pink My Steer" competition.
The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign for 2009 consisted of selling t-shirts for $10 and a pink balloon launch on July 3rd. A big thanks goes to the Mobridge Rodeo Association, Mobridge-Pollock high school volleyball team & coaches Rick & Keri Baldoun and all those who purchased t-shirts and balloon during the cancer awareness campaign.
The winner of the 2 year lease of the 2008 Warriors in Pink Mustang is Kristi Moser of Mobridge! The drawing took place on the 4th of July at the Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo in Mobridge.
The Mobridge Regional Heatlhcare Foundation sincerely thanks the Mobridge Rodeo Association and Beadle Sales for continuing the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Cancer Awareness Campaign. Thank you to Joe Beadle for your idea, participation and support with the 2008 Mustang raffle. This campaign raised approximately $17,000.
The Cancer Awareness Campaign was another success and that is because of these two entities, along with all of you, who supported the campaign. Your contributions do make a difference. Last year the Mobridge Regional Hospital & Clinics was able to purchase a Bronchoscope with the funds raised from the campaign. A Bronchoscope is a vital piece of equipment in detecting lung cancer. Thank you to Lindskov Implement for donating the three pink New Holland tractor trikes that were raffled off on July 3rd. From these three tractor trikes we raised approximately $500.
In the summer of 2007, the Mobridge Regional Healthcare Foundation and the Mobridge Rodeo Association Committee co-sponsored a "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Cancer Awareness Campaign in conjunction with the Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo festivities. Miss Rodeo America 2007, Ashley Andrews, from Bowman, ND spoke at a banquet in her honor on June 25th about her personal fight against cancer (photo (L-R) Ross Wientjes, Mobridge Rodeo Assocation President, Ashely Andrews, Miss Rodeo America, and Kate Gregg, Foundation Director). During this campaign our two organizations sold approximately 2,500 pink t-shirts for $10 each. Area businesses participated in challenging other businesses, raising money on their own, offering specials and just wearing their t-shirts on "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Tuesday's. All of the festivities culminated on July 3rd, "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" night at the Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo. This first time ever event for the Mobridge Regional Healthcare Foundation raised approximately $33,000 for the Mobridge Regional Hosptial & Clinics.