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Cowboys for Cancer Research presents $330,000 to NMSU Foundation

Representatives of the Cowboys for Cancer Research leadership team met with New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture recently to present a check for the second installment of their multi-year pledge commitment to establish a $1.5 million endowed fund to support cancer research.


Cowboys for Cancer Research representatives present a $330,000 check to New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture.
Cowboys for Cancer Research representatives present a $330,000 check to New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture. This is the second installment of their multi-year pledge commitment to establish a $1.5 million endowed fund to support cancer research. At the presentation were, from left, C4CR representatives Denny Calhoun, Tracey Carrillo, Trey Miller, Mike Black, NMSU President Couture, and Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink Team members Pat Sisbarro, Laura Conniff and Mary Henson. (NMSU Photo by Julie M. Hughes)

Speaking on behalf of everyone involved with C4CR, first vice president Mike Black said they were thrilled with the success of the 2011 campaign and happy to make a gift of $330,000 to the Cowboys for Cancer Research Endowment.

"We know that a lot of excellent cancer research is ongoing and we are pleased to provide additional resources to support those efforts," Black said.

Also joining the group were Laura Conniff, Mary Henson and Pat Sisbarro from the NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink Team. They have announced that this year's "Pink" activities on the NMSU campus will begin the last week of September. The luncheon and fashion show is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27, on the floor of the Pan American Center. The annual football game will be Saturday, Sept. 29, against Texas-San Antonio.

President Couture congratulated everyone for the amazing team effort that resulted in a very successful fundraising program.

"We are proud of the long time association with Cowboys for Cancer Research and the NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink Team," she said. "This endowment solidifies our ongoing relationship and dedication to finding a cure for all forms of cancer."