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Rope For A Cure honors Deb Moody

Photo by Amanda RadkeMore than 320 teams and cowboys, including Tim Moody, above, competed in the roping event held at the Mitchell Rodeo Grounds on June 11, 2011.

In honor of Deb Moody, a rancher’s wife from Mitchell, SD, who lost her battle with cancer in April 2011, a group of cowboys banned together to raise money and fight for a cure against a disease, the number one killer in the U.S. today. Cancer takes the lives of more than 1,500 people each day and 547,500 Americans in a single year, according to current data by the American Cancer Society.

Despite these staggering numbers, there is still a fighting chance of finding a cure for the one in four Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. The Deb Moody Rope For A Cure Event was held at the Mitchell Rodeo Grounds on June 11, 2011, with 323 teams competing.

Sponsors of the event included: Monsanto; Mitchell Livestock Horse Sales; Mitchell Livestock Auction; Val Lukket; McGregor Livestock; Madison Livestock; Jenson Construction; McCormick Motors; Northwest Vet Supply; Lanning Edwards, C&D Hay Grinding; A Bar K;, Zenns Herefords; Todd Thompson Hay Company; Jake’s Lounge; Hot Heels; Moody’s Western Wear; Paul’s Sandblasting and Painting; Rancher’s Outlet; Ollerich Livestock; Mark Miller; Triple J Trucking; Salem Realty and Auction Tyler McGregor; Horseman’s Sports Arena; Randy Stewart; and Sign Pro.

“This event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and the volunteers who helped run the show,” said Rhonda Loges, a friend of Deb Moody’s family, who helped to organize the event. “Thanks, especially, to the Mitchell Fire Department, who watered down the arena free of charge for us.”

The Deb Moody Rope For A Cure Event raised close to $3,000, which was then donated to Mitchell Heart and Sole. The organization hosts an annual cancer walk and run, which was held at the Mitchell Middle School on June 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The money raised goes to help pay for bills not covered by insurance, such as utilities, rent, hair pieces, and other bills that pile up while a patient fights cancer. For more information on the organization or to donate, check out http://www.mitchellheartandsole.com.

Of the event, Moody’s husband, Tim, was both appreciative and supportive of the cause.

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“It’s great to be able to do something like this in Deb’s memory, and I believe this is the first event of its kind to raise money to help fight for a cure for cancer,” said Moody. “It means a lot to have so many friends and family here on this day in remembrance of Deb, and although she didn’t kick her battle, some people do get better. Heart and Sole helps those fighting cancer, so this is a good cause.”

Moody’s family was there in full force, with many competing in the actual event. Tim’s grandchildren: Jenna Dexter, Addyson Moody, Jacy Dexter, Kooper Moody and Logan Dexter, enjoyed the time spent with their grandfather, when he wasn’t busy competing in the event himself.

“My mom loved rodeos and anything to do with horses,” said daughter Hilary (Moody) Dexter. “She was in 4-H, and she came to every rodeo we ever competed in. She was modest though and probably would have said we shouldn’t have done this event just for her.”

Friends remember Deb as a valued friend.

“The Moody family are great friends, and I miss Deb so much,” said friend Susan Kapperman of Humboldt, SD. “She had a heart of gold, and this event means the world to me. I have had so many friends who have gone through breast cancer. We are fighting for a cure, and it’s great the money raised today will go to Mitchell Heart and Sole.”

At the end of the day, champions were announced from the roping event. In first place was team Tyler Brockman and Justin Vogel; second place, Troy Hart and Jesse Hamphill; third place, Jared Odens and Jr. Dees; fourth place, Todd Hollenbeck and Larry Ness; fifth place, Tate Thompson and Brian Jaegar; sixth place, Warren Horner and Jr. Dees; seventh place, Jerry Moody and Frank Laurent; and eighth place, Jerry Moody and Tyler Brockman.

In memory of Deb Moody and to give cancer patients a fighting cure, these cowboys stepped up to the plate to raise dollars for a good cause. A second Rope For Cancer event will be held in Mitchell on Aug. 12, 2011 in memory of Deb Moody and Ron Royalty, both of Mitchell, SD.

In honor of Deb Moody, a rancher’s wife from Mitchell, SD, who lost her battle with cancer in April 2011, a group of cowboys banned together to raise money and fight for a cure against a disease, the number one killer in the U.S. today. Cancer takes the lives of more than 1,500 people each day and 547,500 Americans in a single year, according to current data by the American Cancer Society.

Despite these staggering numbers, there is still a fighting chance of finding a cure for the one in four Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. The Deb Moody Rope For A Cure Event was held at the Mitchell Rodeo Grounds on June 11, 2011, with 323 teams competing.

Sponsors of the event included: Monsanto; Mitchell Livestock Horse Sales; Mitchell Livestock Auction; Val Lukket; McGregor Livestock; Madison Livestock; Jenson Construction; McCormick Motors; Northwest Vet Supply; Lanning Edwards, C&D Hay Grinding; A Bar K;, Zenns Herefords; Todd Thompson Hay Company; Jake’s Lounge; Hot Heels; Moody’s Western Wear; Paul’s Sandblasting and Painting; Rancher’s Outlet; Ollerich Livestock; Mark Miller; Triple J Trucking; Salem Realty and Auction Tyler McGregor; Horseman’s Sports Arena; Randy Stewart; and Sign Pro.

“This event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and the volunteers who helped run the show,” said Rhonda Loges, a friend of Deb Moody’s family, who helped to organize the event. “Thanks, especially, to the Mitchell Fire Department, who watered down the arena free of charge for us.”

The Deb Moody Rope For A Cure Event raised close to $3,000, which was then donated to Mitchell Heart and Sole. The organization hosts an annual cancer walk and run, which was held at the Mitchell Middle School on June 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The money raised goes to help pay for bills not covered by insurance, such as utilities, rent, hair pieces, and other bills that pile up while a patient fights cancer. For more information on the organization or to donate, check out http://www.mitchellheartandsole.com.

Of the event, Moody’s husband, Tim, was both appreciative and supportive of the cause.

“It’s great to be able to do something like this in Deb’s memory, and I believe this is the first event of its kind to raise money to help fight for a cure for cancer,” said Moody. “It means a lot to have so many friends and family here on this day in remembrance of Deb, and although she didn’t kick her battle, some people do get better. Heart and Sole helps those fighting cancer, so this is a good cause.”

Moody’s family was there in full force, with many competing in the actual event. Tim’s grandchildren: Jenna Dexter, Addyson Moody, Jacy Dexter, Kooper Moody and Logan Dexter, enjoyed the time spent with their grandfather, when he wasn’t busy competing in the event himself.

“My mom loved rodeos and anything to do with horses,” said daughter Hilary (Moody) Dexter. “She was in 4-H, and she came to every rodeo we ever competed in. She was modest though and probably would have said we shouldn’t have done this event just for her.”

Friends remember Deb as a valued friend.

“The Moody family are great friends, and I miss Deb so much,” said friend Susan Kapperman of Humboldt, SD. “She had a heart of gold, and this event means the world to me. I have had so many friends who have gone through breast cancer. We are fighting for a cure, and it’s great the money raised today will go to Mitchell Heart and Sole.”

At the end of the day, champions were announced from the roping event. In first place was team Tyler Brockman and Justin Vogel; second place, Troy Hart and Jesse Hamphill; third place, Jared Odens and Jr. Dees; fourth place, Todd Hollenbeck and Larry Ness; fifth place, Tate Thompson and Brian Jaegar; sixth place, Warren Horner and Jr. Dees; seventh place, Jerry Moody and Frank Laurent; and eighth place, Jerry Moody and Tyler Brockman.

In memory of Deb Moody and to give cancer patients a fighting cure, these cowboys stepped up to the plate to raise dollars for a good cause. A second Rope For Cancer event will be held in Mitchell on Aug. 12, 2011 in memory of Deb Moody and Ron Royalty, both of Mitchell, SD.

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