COCHRANE, Alberta — Cowboys for a Cure, created by Kylie Scheers and her father Bill Scheers, has received full support to put on a fundraiser benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. They now invite you to join them on this ground breaking journey, culminating in a fantastic western event on May 30, 2015.
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is a movement of everyday heroes who honour those lost to cancer, stand with those facing cancer, and build a future free from cancer. With over 400 community events per year across Alberta, and now with the addition of Cowboys for a Cure, this movement is gaining momentum.
Cowboys for a Cure was a great success in 2013. They partnered with the Foothills Cowboy Association, which has promoted semi-professional rodeo for 60 years. With the help of 18 FCA bull riders, they were able to successfully raise $5,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation in just a few short months.
Now they are planning for year two and it’s time to go big. They are creating the Cowboys for a Cure BRC Bull Riding and Dance, an event that is designed to raise big money for the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation in Calgary. The fundraiser will support all of the cowboys and cowgirls that are currently fighting cancer, or have fought cancer, and to honour their inspiration, Bill Scheers, who sadly lost his fight in December 2013.
Cowboys for a Cure is going to be a day full of western fun and entertainment taking place at the Lion’s Rodeo Park in Cochrane Alberta on May 30th, 2015. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth, with children 5 years and younger getting in free. A family pack is available for 2 adults and 2 youth under the age of 16 for just $40. This family friendly bull riding event will be followed with a music filled adult only party featuring Water Valley’s own TC & Company for an additional $15.
Bill Scheers’ spirit and love for rodeo lives on through his daughter Kylie as she continues the effort to help others in the fight against cancer. Cowboys for a Cure has an amazing backing of a western can-do attitude and strives to improve the lives of the 43 Albertans who hear the words “you have cancer” everyday.
For more information, please contact Kylie Scheers at 403-554-9273.