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Thousands gearing up for annual Ethan's Rodeo

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Thousands of people are expected to come out this weekend for the 4th Annual Ethan's Rodeo at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Four year old Ethan Weiman died in 2009 from neuroblastoma cancer. It's a disease that causes 15% of all children's cancer deaths. All proceeds from the event go to cancer research.

"There's not a lot of money dumped into this for research so, it's really important for us to see it grow and provide more money for that research to happen," said Alicia Weiman.

With pony rides and various animal events Alicia says it's the perfect way to honor Ethan's cowboy spirit.

"When he first had to shave his head for chemo treatments he asked for a red cowboy hat after watching the movie 'Dreamer,'"said Alicia. "So, he was kind of hooked on anything to do with cowboys, rodeos. When he passed away we wanted to do something in his memory."

Ethan's Rodeo kicks off Friday night at 5:30 at the Adams County Fairgrounds and continues on Saturday night. For more information on the events click http://www.ethansrodeo.com/.

 

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