I’ve been to my share of rodeos in my lifetime. Rodeos are a Montana tradition. I have friends who barrel race, ride bulls and calf rope. I admire these people. Participating in rodeo  is not easy, but Montanan’s aren’t known for doing things that are easy. It should be no surprise that a small group of Montanans who love rodeo would start a nonprofit to help people.

Chicks n Chaps is this nonprofit. It’s goal is to “help women, men and the families who are fighting breast cancer.” Chicks n Chaps is dedicated to providing support for the local community. So, here in Missoula, they are helping fight breast cancer and giving hope to others in Missoula.

Chicks n Chaps uses fundraising events to help generate money for its cause, and also contribute to Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana – which is a nonprofit that helps provide funding for breast cancer awareness, education, screening and support for Montanans.

One such fundraising event is taking place this New Year’s Eve. You can join Chicks n Chaps in supporting local families fighting breast cancer by attending New Year’s Eve Montana Style.

New Year’s Eve Montana Style will feature a live band, great food and drinks, pink champagne, a roping station, a kiss cam, a bon fire with hot toddy and smore stations, and even a mechanical bull. This is an event that you don’t want to miss. Not only will you be helping support the breast cancer fight, but you will have a great time doing it.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.