EUGENE, Ore. – The 21st Annual Eugene Pro Rodeo closed out with a big event Saturday night.
Saturday night was ”Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night at the Rodeo.
It started in 2005 and has been a tradition and strong effort to raise money for those affected by breast cancer locally.
The event came about when a rodeo member’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It began as a small show of support with folks showing up in pink and has now grown into an event that last year raised about $6,000 for the cause.
Event Director Lisa Johnson said the event is an example of the family atmosphere surrounding the rodeo, especially in Eugene.
“Rodeo is a big family. No matter where you’re from, what committee you’re on, where you’re at, rodeo has always been a big family and I think that’s what been so amazing about the crowds here in Eugene,” said Johnson.
Folks were able to donate by dropping money into pink donation buckets or purchasing merchandise at the designated booth.
Breast cancer survivor and fighters got in for free on Saturday. There was also be a survivor walk during the show in their honor.