Tough Enough To Wear Pink Day
A burst of color fills the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo today for their annual "Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day."
Volunteer Mary Weis is supporting her pink t shirt today as she wrangles in her two prize goats-
But the color pink hits close to home..
"It's important to me because my sister had a radical mastectomy a few years ago," says Weis.
Vendors, volunteers and kids are all decked out in their pink attire to raise money and awareness for the cause
And guys are getting into it too-
"I'm tough enough to wear pink!" says Joseph Niza.
In honor of pink day the rabbit barn is donating 500 dollars to cancer research.
"We came up with these pink shirts and we've sold them for 12 dollars a piece with 4 dollars of the proceeds going to the cancer center and that has made us 400 dollars and than the barn is going to provide another 100 dollars for the cause," says Mike Noland.
Chris Senor bought one of the t shirts today and is wearing in proudly.
"It helps a lot of people and its a great thing to just know that your helping those cancer patients it just makes you feel really great," says Senor.
Mary Weis is honored to know a true survivor- and says this t shirt is a symbol to never give up-
" Well she's a hero to me and so many women - I mean you know a lot of women who go through breast cancer and its good to let them know we support them and research- we need more research."