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4:26 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

Tough Enough to Wear Pink dinner, fashion show Saturday to aid in fight against breast cancer

PRESCOTT - The Tough Enough To Wear Pink dinner and fashion show 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, will benefit local cancer patients. The event, which includes music, will be at the Danny Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds raised will stay in Yavapai County, said event chairman MaryAnn Suttles of Prescott Frontier Days.

The dinner will be provided by the Firehouse Restaurant, with a fashion show by Allie Ollie. It also will include a silent auction and cash bar.

Tough Enough To Wear Pink is a grassroots cowboy campaign to fight breast cancer and is in its seventh year. Through the combined efforts of hundreds of volunteers and regional rodeos across the U.S. and Canada, it has raised more than $7.5 million since its inception.

Prescott Frontier Days, the "World's Oldest Rodeo," in 2011 donated $5,000 from its Tough Enough To Wear Pink project. The money is used for Fry's gift cards, which can go toward prescription costs, food and fuel for cancer patients in need.

The rodeo does not deduct an administration fee, allowing 100 percent of the money to benefit those in need.

Since 2006, PFD has donated more than $25,000 to help local cancer patients. A portion of every ticket sold for the Sunday, July 1, Wrangler Night performance of the 2012 World's Oldest Rodeo, plus profits from pink merchandise available locally, will go toward this community program.

For information, call Prescott Frontier Days at 445-3103 or Breast of Friends at 776-2846.