A bunch of rodeo riders are about to saddle up for more than just the thrill of riding a bronco.OANow.com
reports that The Rodeo for a Cure, which will take place in Alexander City, Alabama, this weekend, will be raising money for breast cancer awareness
, education and funding.
The event was conceived by Jennifer Baker, who is a four-year survivor of the disease.
"I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to raise money for Relay for Life and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation," she told the news source.
Competitions categories will include bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, while other activities, such as steer wrestling, barrel racing and team roping will take place as well.
Eddie Adams, a cowboy rodeo judge who is helping Baker with the planning, couldn't be more excited for the event.
"Family entertainment is hard to find, "Adams told the news outlet. "I feel like this is something you can take the entire family to."
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is an organization that was founded in 1982. Since its creation, the charity has raised over $1.5 billion to put an end to breast cancer.