The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511, on Thursday, April 17th and Friday, April 18th, 2014, at 7pm each evening.
The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo is presented by Alpha Gamma Delta, Farmhouse Fraternity and the University of Kentucky’s Rodeo Team. The proceeds of the event will benefit Cowboy up for a Cure, Inc. (CUFAC), a local non-profit organization that provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. Professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by Big Hat Rodeo Co. and promises, “more family fun than you can imagine”, said Lenora Calzavara Nolan of Big Hat Rodeo Co.
Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. (CUFAC/Cowboy Up) was founded by Rebecca Shryock in September 2013, after her son, Drew, was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Rebecca founded the organization to benefit Central Kentucky children with various forms of pediatric cancer while raising awareness and providing a pathway to progress for families faced with similar adversities.
“While the ultimate goal of CUFAC is a cure, we realize that there is so much more to be done. We’re hoping that by bringing Central Kentuckians together for two nights of rodeo fun, we can raise awareness and funding for kids who are facing the fight of their lives. Let’s ‘Cowboy Up’, Kentucky. Because kids get cancer, too!”
The funds raised during this event will directly benefit Cowboy Up For A CURE, Inc. Cowboy Up works closely with the University of Kentucky Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic to ensure that programs will be put in place to enrich the lives of children battling cancer from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond.