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Chicks N Chaps Featured On National TV

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A Missoula group that raises money for breast cancer patients is getting national attention. A surprise viewing party was held on Friday at the Iron Horse in Missoula for Chicks n Chaps to watch a few of its representatives being featured on The Queen Latifah Show.

"My phones been blowing up all day today. We've had a bunch of new Facebook likes and people tweeting about us, and new people signing up for our news letter, so the recognition has been incredible," Hart said.

Chicks n Chaps co-founder Shannone Hart said a producer from the show Googled breast cancer fundraising groups, and came across Chicks n Chaps.

"They called us out of the blue last May and started interviewing us over the phone. I thought it was a prank phone call at first, but it wasn't, it was the real deal," Hart said.

The group is known for its signature Chicks n Chaps Rodeo Clinics which teach women about rodeo, while raising money in the towns their events are held in.

"I thought it was going to be a one time event, so it's a little surreal that it's become this successful, I'm really proud of it," Hart said.

The group started in Missoula five years ago, while Hart's mom was undergoing chemotherapy, but now holds events in ten states.

"Shannone is a dear friend of mine, and living through what she has suffered with her mother was motivation enough for me to give my time," said Chicks n Chaps board member, Matt Manley.

Manley manages it from a business stand-point and said the national attention is helping in more ways than one.

"It feels great, but at the same time it's an acknowledgment of the over half a million dollars this organization has brought to breast cancer victims and their families," Manley said.

if you're interested in making a donation to the group head to Missoula Chicks n Chaps.

 

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