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Frontier Days helps fight breast cancer with ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’

The Tough Enough to Wear Pink crew: Pictured from left, Prescott Frontier Days Community Service Foundation:  Lois Cyr, Denine Graff, Chris Graff, Robin Gossman, Mary Ann Suttles, Kathleen Hanna, Suzy Davidson, Robbie Nicol and Mary Sterling. (Courtesy)

The Tough Enough to Wear Pink crew: Pictured from left, Prescott Frontier Days Community Service Foundation: Lois Cyr, Denine Graff, Chris Graff, Robin Gossman, Mary Ann Suttles, Kathleen Hanna, Suzy Davidson, Robbie Nicol and Mary Sterling. (Courtesy)

For more than two decades, the Prescott Frontier Days Inc. and the Prescott Frontier Days Foundation have partnered with Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and in the last four, donated $14,000 into breast cancer awareness.

This year, the Frontier Days organizations donated $4,000 from its “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” banquet to benefit the YRMC east campus BreastCareCenter.

The BreastCare Center offers a variety of technologies to detect and treat breast cancer, including three-dimensional mammogram screenings, breast-specific magnetic resonance imaging technology (MRI0, ultrasounds and biopsy equipment. The center also provides a breast cancer navigator to work with cancer patients to assure they are offered and scheduled for appropriate screenings, testing and treatment.

“We could not do this without the generous support of our community, “said Frontier Days President Chris Graff. “We kick off our BreastCare Center fundraising program with our annual, sold-out ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ banquet. We then team up with Wrangler during our ‘World’s Oldest Rodeo’ event to outfit everyone, our competitors and rodeo fans alike, in pink. It makes for a colorful evening.”

YRMC Foundation Executive Director Robbie Nicol applauded the efforts.

“We are honored that when the Prescott Frontier Days organizations consider what is important and how they can use their resources to make our community stronger and healthier, they choose to support our mission and work,” Nicol said. “All fund donated to our BreastCare Center stay here in our community and are used to promote breast cancer awareness, provide needed services, and ensure we have the latest technology to serve our patients.”

For more information about the BreastCare Center contact the foundation at 928-771-5686.

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