California Rodeo Salinas 2012

Known for its week-long cavalcade of events, California Rodeo “Big Week” is the largest community event held in Salinas. Parades, barbecues, cowboy poetry, fireworks, concerts, a carnival, and much more. Big Week offers something for every member of the family, and a chance for the entire community to participate in the California Rodeo. The Rodeo Read More

Janet Wilder

Take life and grab it by the horns became my motto on April 24, 2004. I had tossed and turned after dealing with a fussy toddler when I placed my hands across my chest in an exasperated manner. To my horror, I felt a large lump on my right breast. The night was endless; my Read More

Lisa Smith, Ponoka Stampede

I would first of all like to thank you and your fellow workers who work so tirelessly for such a great cause. As with thousands of other families, ours has been touched by your efforts in creating awareness and raising money for breast cancer. We live near Ponoka, Alberta and have three boys who are Read More

Wade Wheatley

In 2004, just before I left for the Dallas Tour Finale, my mom asked me if I thought the contestants at the upcoming Wrangler National Finals Rodeo would consider wearing pink shirts during one performance in support of breast cancer awareness. She had gotten together with Karl Stressman at Wrangler and put together a breast Read More

Allen Bach - Team Roping

My mother got breast cancer in 1968 and went to Virgina Mason in Seattle, WA. At the time, we lived in Coulee City about 4 hours away. We went back and forth for radiation treatments and kemo. She eventually had both breasts removed and died when whe was 53 years old. Only five years after Read More

Birch Negaard - Steer Wrestling

On Thanksgiving Day 1994 my mother Sherry died of breast cancer. Her funeral was the Monday prior to my first NFR appearance. My wife Louise and I have a two year old dauther named in her honor – Sherry. Since her death, I wear one of her earrings in my hat while competing. She was Read More

Bob Tallman - Rodeo Announcer

My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 84 years old. She chose to have a complete masectomy and after a four day hospital stay was up and back at her job where she volunteers five days a week at a rest home and senoir citizen center in Nevada. Two years later, at Read More