Fair visitors and rodeo contestants all encouraged to wear pink Friday

It is Cache County Fair and Rodeo time. Between Thursday and Saturday evening thousands of people are expected to gather at the Cache County Fairgrounds to enjoy everything from home arts, 4-H and animal exhibits to entertainment, good food, and the rodeo each night at 8 p.m. Thursday night is Family Night at the rodeo with discount prices and Friday will be the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” evening. Rodeo chairman Lamont Poulsen says the pink campaign represents the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation project and everyone is encouraged to wear the pink t-shirts that are now on sale, including fair visitors and rodeo contestants. “It’s brought a lot to my attention,” Poulsen said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday. “If you think about it, each and every one of us has been affected one way or another by cancer. I think that’s why it catches on so fast. “We’re all, whether it’s a mother, or sister, or aunt, or grandma, or close friend, whether it’s a lady or a man we’ve all been affected by cancer.” Poulsen says Tough Enough to Wear Pink has an even more important significance this year because a member of the rodeo committee has experienced breast cancer. Proceeds will go to the local Huntsman Cancer Center and next Monday the Texas Roadhouse restaurant will donate a portion of its profits to the project.

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