Tough Enough to Wear Pink Event Raises $8,500

The Foundation at KVH celebrated its tenth year partnering with the Ellensburg Rodeo Association by raising $6,500 at this year’s rodeo for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) campaign. Money was raised through selling pink merchandise, general donations and proceeds from the sale of a trailer generously donated by Trailer Station of Ellensburg. 

In addition to the funds raised at the rodeo, TETWP volunteers generated $2,000 through merchandise sales at Kittitas Valley Healthcare during the month of August bringing the 2015 total to a record breaking $8,500.

The Foundation at KVH used the TETWP funds to provide free mammography screenings at Kittitas Valley Healthcare for women in need.  “We are thrilled that we were able to help six women from our community receive a mammogram, and we look forward to growing this program in the future” stated Michele Wurl, Foundation Director.  “The partnership we have with the Ellensburg Rodeo Association and the support we receive from volunteers and rodeo fans have been tremendous and should be commended.”

Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a national campaign sponsored by Wrangler.  The Foundation at KVH and the Ellensburg Rodeo Association partner each year to raise funds to support breast cancer awareness and prevention services in Kittitas County.  Funds go towards breast cancer early detection screenings and education.

For more information on The Foundation at KVH TETWP Fund please contact the Foundation Office at 509-933-8669. 

Pictured above: Ellensburg Rodeo President Jeff Faltus presents a $6,500 check to KVH mammography technician Rose Valencia.  Left to right: Jeff Faltus, Connie Dunnington, Sonja Mitchell, Rose Valencia, Joslyn Lavera, Karen Schock, Linda Mullin, Michele Wurl, Bob Crowe.