Breast cancer survivors will find a lot of support Tuesday at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Fans, contestants and performers in everything from the tie-down roping to the Campfire Stories to the rodeo itself who want to show solidarity with the survivors will join them in wearing pink.
It's the seventh year in a row for FWSSR Goes Pink Day.
Half of the proceeds from Stock Show general admission and rodeo ticket sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen of Greater Fort Worth. Last year, that amounted to $18,860.
A Pink Ribbon Rodeo Reception for survivors will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Amon G. Carter Cactus Room, where they and their families will meet rodeo contestants and receive special gifts. Then, the survivors will be treated to the 7:30 p.m. rodeo performance.
Susan G. Komen has invested more than $2.2 billion in research and programs since 1982, making it the global leader in the breast cancer movement and the world's largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.
One of 123 national affiliates since 1992, the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen uses 75 percent of the money raised by this and other events for education, treatment and prevention services in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties. – Terry Evans