Who hasn’t been touched by cancer? If you’re reading this page, chances are you’ve either lost a loved one, cared for a friend, or you are cheering on someone dear to you who has been happily “branded” a survivor!
Steeped in history and inspired by the first event held 33 years ago here in our very own state of Texas, the mission of the Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball is simple: to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and service - to benefit patients, survivors, and their families. This year, our focus is on male cancers; particularly prostate and testicular cancer. Rarely talked about, these two cancers affect millions of men each year. With early detection, they are both treatable with very good prognoses. Education on early screening for these particular types of cancers is crucial to radically decreasing the negative effects they bring to those diagnosed. Help us prevent anyone else from losing a brother, father, son or friend to one of these forms of cancer. 100% of the restricted funds raised at this year's event will go toward research for male cancers; specifically prostate and testicular. Gary Young and Kevin Poynter have graciously volunteered to serve as our honorary chair this year. Gary was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May of 2017 and Kevin has been a testicular cancer survivor for over 20 years. Both of these amazing men have shown that cancer does not have to win. We are so proud and honored to have them join in our fight this year! We hope you will join us to as we celebrate their victory over cancer and as we take this battle against cancer to a new level!
June 9th, we are moving the Central Texas Cattle Baron's Ball back on the dirt as we reconnect with our "cowboy roots." Come show your support as we "Buck for a Cure" this year at the Extraco Events Center. See y'all there!
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