Columbus, OH,
18:39 PM

Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a three-day charity horse show that raises money to support cancer patients and their families at the OhioHealth Arthur G.H. Bing, MD, Cancer Center. The show has been a big draw for the horse community for the past 12 years as it gives exhibitors the opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause. Each member of the committee has a passion for horses and an even bigger passion for helping cancer patients.

Proceeds from Tough Enough to Wear Pink benefit patients who have been diagnosed with breast, colon or prostate cancer. To date, $210,800 has been donated to the OhioHealth Foundation to help patients in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Providing colonoscopy preparation kits for underserved patients at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • Providing access to a less invasive, musculoskeletal ultrasound for pelvic floor therapy that allows clinicians to review a prostate cancer’s function
  • Providing round-trip transportation to appointments for breast cancer patients in need of rides
  • Providing breast cancer patients and their families with meals delivered directly to their homes
  • Providing house cleaning services to breast cancer patients currently in treatment

A documentary about the mission, event and people associated with Tough Enough to Wear Pink was produced and aired nationally in late 2018 on RFD-TV. Three OhioHealth breast cancer patients shared the stories of their cancer journeys and talk about how funds from this event helped them during treatment. You can view the documentary in its entirety above.  

To learn more about the Bing Cancer Center, click here. To make a gift in support of the program, click here or contact Anita Laterro, vice president of philanthropy for OhioHealth at (614) 566.4890 or

Photos Courtesy of Michael Price - Fairfield Photography