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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative has put together events around the state to raise awareness and raise funds for Wyoming breast cancer programs.

Volunteers have organized a statewide Plates for Pink Restaurant Week event from Friday through Saturday, October 20. Each night of the week will feature a different local restaurant. Restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from their evening event to WBCI. Funds are granted to breast cancer programs across the state.

“The efforts of WBCI are making an impact across Wyoming, helping women and men to prevent or treat breast cancer. We invite all to enjoy a family night out at one of the participating restaurants or join us for the UW Football game,” said Laurie Heath, president of the WBCI. “Thank you Wyoming, for your support of the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative.”

Specific restaurant details can be found on WBCI’s website and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wyomingbreastcancer.org.

University of Wyoming Cowboy fans have the opportunity to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well. On Saturday, October 20, they will host their annual “Pink” game. The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has generously shared their game sponsorship to help promote the WBCI. Together, CRMC and WBCI will offer discount tickets, free t-shirts and accept donations to forward breast cancer programs in Wyoming. Breast Cancer Survivors can get a football ticket for free! Attendees are asked to wear pink to show their support. Tickets can be purchased from the WBCI website, wyomingbreastcancer.org or contact info@wyomingbreastcancer.org.

Cheyenne Restaurant Week: Tuskers, Friday; Freedom’s Edge & The Daily Press, Saturday; Tasty Bones BBQ & Bakery, Monday, October 15; 2 Doors Down, Tuesday, October 16; Wing Shack, Wednesday, October 17; Texas Roadhouse, Thursday, October 18; Drinks for Pink fundraiser at the CFD Buckle Club, Friday, October 19.

Casper Restaurant Week: Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, Saturday; Downturn Wings N’ Greens, Sunday, October 14; The Office Bar & Grill, Monday, October 15; Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, Tuesday, October 16; The Gaslight Social, Wednesday, October 17; Keg & Cork, Thursday, October 18; C85 Wonder Bar, Friday, October 19; The Hangar Bar & Grill (Bar Nunn), Saturday, October 20.

Other Restaurant Week Participants: O’Dwyers, Laramie, every Tuesday in October; Wyoming Rib & Chop, Laramie, Cheyenne, Gillette and Sheridan, month long special of “buy a rack, save a rack.”

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Community News Editor

Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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