Montana-based Chicks n Chaps, which has a chapter in Craig County, Oklahoma, puts on events at local rodeos throughout the U.S. and teaches women the sport of rodeo. All proceeds from Chicks n Chaps events go to local women fighting breast cancer.
Employees of the Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center took it upon themselves to raise $2,100 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on November 26, they handed over the proceeds to the Craig County chapter of Chicks n Chaps.
“It’s awesome to see our employees get together to raise funds for people they don’t even know,” said Elton Sunday, Vinita Health Center administrator. “It’s reassuring that we have people working both within and beyond the walls of the health center to help those in our community.”
Members of Vinita’s radiology department organized several fundraisers throughout the month of October, including a bake sale, T-shirt sales, Zumbathon and luncheon with Clanton’s Café.
“The fundraisers were a lot of fun, and I’m excited they were so successful. I owe a huge thank-you to all those who helped and participated,” said Krystal Williams, radiology tech and fundraiser coordinator at Vinita Health Center. “Breast cancer affects everyone in one way or another, so I chose Chicks n Chaps charity because it helps local women in our community, including some Vinita Health Center patients.”
For more information or to donate to Chicks n Chaps, visit www.chicksnchaps.org.