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October 11, 2013

Pink Out Playday

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ORANGE —

About the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program:

The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Beaumont a serving all of Southeast Texas. It was established in 1994 by local philanthropist Regina Rogers as a tribute to her mother, Julie, a breast cancer survivor, who had a double mastectomy in 1988 and who died following complications from a stroke and heart attack in 1998. Since its founding, the organization has funded nearly 23,000 free mammograms and more than 6,000 free prostate cancer screenings, and has conducted more than 700 educational outreach encounters since its inception, reaching 110,000 people. www.giftoflifebmt.org

About Tough Enough to Wear Pink:

Tough Enough to Wear Pink was created by entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Terry Wheatley in 2004 with Karl Stressman, former director of special events for Wrangler and now commissioner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PCRA) to bring the sport of professional rodeo and the western community together to rally against breast cancer.   Wrangler is the title sponsor of Tough Enough To Wear Pink. Since its inception in 2004, TETWP has empowered rodeos and western events in the U.S. and Canada to focus attention on the need for a cure.  To date, the campaign has raised over $12 million dollars for breast cancer charities, much of which stays right in the community.  The grassroots movement has inspired other sports communities to mount their own TETWP campaigns, spreading a message of hope and support that reaches beyond the rodeo arena to competitors, families and fans across America. www.toughenoughtowearpink.com

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