We were recently part of a two month long campaign that was designed as an incentive for women in our community to get screened for breast cancer. The Spur for the Cure, as it is called, is an annual event hosted by the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center. This year they partnered with us and Old Gringo Boots during October and November. Every woman who was screened for breast cancer during those two months had a chance to enter a drawing and win a pair of Old Gringo Boots from F.M. Light & Sons.
The drawing for the boots was held on December 1st and was presided over by Annabeth Light Lockhart, our wonderful grandmother, great grandmother, and two time breast cancer survivor. Annabeth was also featured in several articles of the Steamboat Pilot and Today during October as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the second article Annabeth discussed important details of her fight against the disease that she encountered twice in the course of 20 years, and what factors ultimately helped her kick it to the curb.
This month we are excited to announce the winner of the drawing – Kathy Wichelhaus. As the winner she was able to choose any pair of Old Gringo Boots from our store, up to a value of $600. Here she is with her new pair of “Bonnie Boots”, undoubtedly one of our favorite Old Gringo Boot styles. Congradulations Kathy!
Of course, even though the Spur for the Cure event is over, it doesn’t mean that we should be any less vigilant in our fight against breast cancer. Like Annabeth said in her interview, one of the most important parts of our fight against breast cancer is to take charge of our own health. In fact, doctors recommend that women get screened at least once per year. If you would like to schedule an appointment or find more information, please visit the website for the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center. It’s all part of what is necessary to kick breast cancer to the curb.