CSU, Chico

Ag Students in Pink for Fundraiser

Ag Students in Pink for Fundraiser

At the annual Diamond W National Bull Riding Championships on Sept. 15 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, Calif., 15 California State University, Chico College of Agriculture students helped the Enloe Regional Cancer Center and the Think Pink Team of Butte County raise money for the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” fundraiser.

The students helped the cancer center and Think Pink Team’s effort of providing awareness, education, and support for cancer patients by helping fill pink cowboy boots during half time. Volunteers also helped with parking and wherever they were needed.

“It was very successful passing around the pink boots for the fundraiser,” animal science major Trevor Airola said. “Helping with the fundraiser made me feel like I was helping to brighten the lives of people who live in a constant shadow of illness.”

The Tough Enough to Wear Pink fundraiser generated donations for the Enloe Cancer Connections program and the Think Pink Team of Butte County. Starting in 2004, “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” has become a national effort raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer, cowboy style.

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