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TOAST TO THE TATAS ON JUNE 12TH TO SUPPORT TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK

JOIN THE CALIFORNIA RODEO AND SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT THIS UNIQUE EVENT
05/28/2014
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) and the California Rodeo Salinas will co-host a social event called “Toast to the TaTas” to create awareness and funds for Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) program on Thursday June 12th from 5-7pm in the Rodeo Room at the Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main Street. The cost to attend the event is $10 per person; there will be a no-host bar as well as complimentary pink lemonade. The event will feature small bites, door prizes and speakers from TETWP as well as SVMHS; guests are encouraged to wear pink. Purchase your tickets by calling 831-775-3100 or by visiting http://www.carodeo.com/events_detail.aspx?id=130.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink provides a nationally-recognized campaign and framework for rodeos and western events to help them promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising to benefit their local communities. 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of this successful program that has raised more than $12 million for breast cancer charities. The California Rodeo Salinas began participating in the Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink Campaign in 2005 and has donated over $45,000 to local breast cancer charities since then. Cowboys and spectators wear pink shirts to our Tough Enough to Wear Pink performance during the Rodeo each year and breast cancer survivors are featured in the grand entry festivities that night. $1 from every ticket sold on TETWP night is also donated to our charity of choice, the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center. For more information about TETWP visit http://www.toughenoughtowearpink.com/about/




About the California Rodeo Salinas

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 17-20, 2014. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns almost $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.


About Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is an integrated network of health care programs, services and facilities. At the core of the System is an acute care, public district hospital licensed for 269 beds. Several distinct specializations and programs at SVMHS include the Regional Heart Program, the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit operated in partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Joint Replacement Center, Regional Spine Center and Sleep Medicine Center. Salinas Valley Memorial features advanced imaging and diagnostic tools, including the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center. Salinas Valley Memorial employs more than 1,650 people; its medical staff includes 297 board-certified physicians across a range of specialties. For more information, visit www.svmh.com.
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