On May 28 Cowboys For A Cure will host their second annual Bull Riding and Dance at the Cochrane Lion's Club Rodeo Park.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation Financial Assistance Program. Cowboys For A Cure Co-Founder Kylie Scheers says the money helps many rural families battling cancer.
"It goes to families that need some financial help while going through the battle of cancer. It helps a lot of rural families, especially farmers, because that's what they rely on - working," she says. "When you have cancer you cant work, it's not like they can take a medical leave, you just dont get an income when you're not working."
Scheers says her father is her inspiration to keep the event going.
"My dad and I started Cowboys For A Cure in 2013, my dad was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2010. He was wanting to do something to give back, help others, and do what he could. He wanted something that would be able to grow, and be an event thats memorable."
Unfortunately, Scheers' father lost his battle to cancer in December of 2013, this year she's hoping to continue the legacy, and do what her dad wanted; to help other families.
"Last year we raised $26,000 from the event and throughout the summer, and we're hoping to do that again this year. I know with the economy theres a lot of people not wanting to go out, and do a lot, but I know this is one event thats going to be a lot of fun."
The event will include bull riding, horse racing, wild pony racing, and an adult cabaret and dance.
Tickets are available at Tony's western wear, Proactive Health, and here.