Rodeo Honors Cancer Survivors

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CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — In addition to the roping and riding at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo in Central Point, on Friday night, there was special recognition cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The goal is to honor anyone who has dealt with the disease.

Asante handed out 250 tickets to cancer survivors over the last few weeks to attend the rodeo on Friday. Asante administrators say cancer can often be physically, financially, and emotionally draining, and this is an opportunity for the community to show support for anyone going through that battle.

Several of the cowboys and cowgirls as well as crowd members are outfitted in colored bandanas instead of ribbons to signify the types of cancers that have affected their lives.

“As a team, we really came together and decided to recognize our patients and their family members for what they go through. everyone is affected by a cancer diagnosis,” said LaRae Bullard with Asante Cancer Services.

Friday’s event was also coordinated as an early local celebration for National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 1st.