Bill Hickock Rodeo to Be Part of Charity Event

Abilene, Kans. – Pink. It’s not a color usually associated with being tough. But at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo on August 3, pink signifies the battle against the toughest opponent a person can face –cancer. And cowboys, who are known for being tough, will wear pink to bring awareness to this battle.

The August 3 performance of the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene has been designated as Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. Fans, cowboys and cowgirls are asked to wear pink to rally with the rodeo world around a disease that touches people in every walk of life.

Funds donated by the rodeo committee will be given to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center in Salina. Additionally, rodeo fans will be able to donate to the Center at the rodeo.

The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo hosted its first ever Tough Enough to Wear Pink night in 2006, with nearly $2,000 raised for the Center.

Monies donated to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center will be used to raise awareness of cancer treatment that is offered there. The Tammy Walker Cancer Center opened in November 2004 and brings state-of-the-art cancer care and support services to north central Kansas.

Put on your pink clothes and head out to the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo on Tough Enough to Wear Pink night August 3. The rodeo runs August 1st through the 4th. For more information on the rodeo and pink night, visit

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