Chicks n Chaps
Chicks n Chaps is a women’s rodeo clinic with a cause. We hold women’s rodeo clinics all over the United States, educating women about the sport of rodeo and giving our proceeds to local community members suffering from the financial, physical, and emotional burdens of breast cancer.
Each year, in more than ten different states, Chicks n Chaps events are held at local rodeos. These events bring thousands of women from all different walks of life together to learn about rodeo. Most of these women have never seen a horse, a cowboy, or felt the rush of watching someone ride a two thousand pound animal. Chicks n Chaps teaches these women how to rope, ride, and have a great country time, all while raising money for breast cancer fighters and survivors.
Arizona Oncology Foundation is honored to be selected again this year as the recipient of the proceeds from the 2017 Tucson Rodeo’s Chicks and Chaps event. Last year, the $4,800 donated from this event helped us provide 1,673 Wigs and Head Coverings, 146 Breast Prosthetics, 217 Bras and Camisoles to Breast Cancer Patients, along with providing Breast Cancer Support Groups and hosting the Look Good Feel Better hair and skin care sessions to 13 women fighting breast cancer! This support makes a huge difference for those battling breast cancer because “Together is Always Better” when it comes to fighting cancer.
Chicks n Chaps™ Women’s Rodeo Clinic is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money for breast cancer programs, support and resources for patients in local communities suffering from the disease, while teaching women about the sport of rodeo in a fun, ‘girls-day-out’ atmosphere. The clinic, held during Tucson Rodeo’s annual “Pink Day” performance on the first Sunday of the six- performance event, has hosted nearly 300 participants in its first three years, raising nearly $15,000 for the Tucson community. “Pink Day” highlights breast cancer education, prevention and patient services. The clinic includes a morning in the arena with cowboys and cowgirls presenting roping demonstrations and insider information about the seven events in a professional rodeo, followed by a breakfast, silent auction and a dedicated “Chick Pit” during the rodeo. An all-volunteer committee, chaired by Mary Davis, a local writer and volunteer for the Tucson Rodeo, hosts the Chicks N Chaps™ event. To learn more, visit tucsonchicksnchaps.wordpress.com, or on Facebook at Facebook/TucsonChicksnChaps.