• Chicks n Chaps

     

    At the Tucson Rodeo February 18, 2018

    Arizona Oncology Foundation is honored to be selected again this year as the recipient of the proceeds from the 2018 Tucson Rodeo’s Chicks and Chaps event.
    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.

    An estimated 4,900 women in Arizona (new cases) will get breast cancer in 2017 and 810 will die of this horrible disease. (ACS)  Last year, the $7,000 donated from Chicks n Chaps event helped support hundreds of people fighting breast cancer in Tucson and Southern Arizona!  This very generous donation helped Arizona Oncology Foundation provide the following:

    • 1,212 Wigs and Head Coverings
    • 410 Breast Prosthetics, specialty bras and camisoles
    • Semi-monthly Breast Cancer Support Groups
    • 21 women attended the Look Good Feel Better hair and skin care sessions hosted at both Resource Centers, enhancing their self-image.

    This support makes a huge difference!  Karin, a breast cancer survivor says this about the support she received.

    What I got from my doctors is a physical healing, what I got from using the resources at the Arizona Oncology Foundation Resource Center is a whole body healing; physically, emotionally and spiritually

    Arizona Oncology Foundation is deeply grateful for this FUNdraiser and the whole Chicks n Chaps committee that believes with us that “Together is Always Better”.  Thank you so very much!