Crosby Rodeo Tough Enough to fund Breast Cancer Research

Ron Tomlinson gives Halena Hellums


CROSBY – The funds, raised at “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night at the Crosby Rodeo have been designated for breast cancer research.
This year the toughest guys and gals wore pink shirt including rodeo participants for the first time at the Crosby Fair & Rodeo on June 9. Those that wore the shirts were counted and sponsors donated funds to match that number to go to the American Cancer Society.

Recently, Shirley Rogers of the Crosby Fair & Rodeo handed a check for $2,500 to Michelle Hicks of the American Cancer Society, on hand for the check presentation were Belinda Berger, Community Resource Credit Union, M.A. Bengtson, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital and Halena Hellums, Director of the San Jacinto Methodist Cancer Center. To raise the funds, Community Research Credit Union and San Jacinto MH kicked in 50 cents each for every pink shirt that came through the gate on the night of June 9. Added to that was a donation of $400 from Crosby Fair & Rodeo and the public for a total of $1,196. To make it to the $2,500 goal (needed to dedicate the contribution to research,) San Jacinto Methodist Hospital kicked in another $1,304. According to the sponsors, the event will be repeated at the rodeo in 2007 with even greater success predicted.