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Sep 15th, 2016 By: Rick Nezzer
Topics: General Blog

When the very first NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign launched in 2007, co-chairs Pat Sisbarro and Laura Conniff asked Memorial Medical Center and Mountainview Regional Medical Center to sign-on as Charter Sponsors. Both hospitals said yes and both have signed on again as Charter Sponsors for the 2016 campaign.

After the success of the 2007 campaign, the Las Cruces Sun News was approached in 2008 by the co-chairs to be a Charter Sponsor and the newspaper has supported TETWP at the highest level ever since.

“Our Charter Sponsors are ... Continue Reading

Sep 7th, 2016 By: Rick Nezzer
Topics: General Blog

Pink ribbons have become the symbol most identified with the fight against breast cancer. And for the 2016 NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign co-chairs Pat Sisbarro, Magellia Boston, Mary Henson, Linda Garcia and Laura Conniff are wrapping themselves in a real pink ribbon to commemorate the 10th year of breast cancer awareness and fundraising in Las Cruces.

“Our big pink ribbon represents the hard work Tough Enough to Wear Pink has done since 2007,” said Pat Sisbarro. “It ribbon represents survivors, our sponsors, our volunteers, the university, the City of Las Cruces ... Continue Reading

Mar 30th, 2016 By: Rick Nezzer
Topics: General Blog

Cade Wedekind and Luke Catanach, fourth graders at East Picacho Elementary School, raised $44.13 for Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink, from March 5 to March 18, 2016. When asked what made them choose TETWP, they said they didn't want any more people to die.


Aug 7th, 2014 By: Rick Nezzer
Topics: General Blog
FUNDS RAISED BY NMSU AGGIES ARE TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK REMAIN IN NEW MEXICO FUNDING CANCER RESEARCH

“Where does the money go?,” is a question commonly posed to NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink co-chairs Pat Sisbarro and Laura Conniff as they engage in their annual fundraising efforts.  It is a question that they are very proud to answer. “The simple answer is that all the money NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink and Cowboys for Cancer Research raise remains right here in New Mexico funding cancer research are New Mexico State University and the UNM Cancer ... Continue Reading

Jul 28th, 2014 By: Rick Nezzer
Topics: General Blog

     A little known fact in the story of NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink is that it all started at a 2006 Cowboys for Cancer Research team roping fundraising event.     It was a perfect confluence of people and events.  Cowboys for Cancer Research (C4CR) was an already established, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation based in Las Cruces, NM, and Wrangler Jeans’ “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” was an already established, rodeo themed breast cancer and fundraising effort that was prominent in rodeo arenas across the US.       While at the 2006 C4CR team roping, June Mumme, an original TETWP co-chair ... Continue Reading