Cowboys for a Cure

Slade Rogers cracking out at Dogpound Rodeo. Photo by Lindsay Corbett.

A decade after hanging up his bull rope, rodeo photographer Slade Rogers cracked out at the Dogpound Rodeo to raise money and awareness for cancer research through the organization Cowboys For a Cure.

“We’re behind him 100 per cent,” said Patricia McKean, one of the Dogpound Rodeo committee members. “He’s always really generous to our Dogpound Stampede,” speaking about the photography work he’s done for their rodeo for the last decade.

“Slade was the first one to step up and want to help with Cowboys For a Cure back in 2013 when we got started,” wrote Kylie Scheers in an email. Scheers is the founder and CEO of Cowboys For a Cure. After her father lost his battle, she asked Rogers to become director of the organization in 2014.

“I am in this to keep Bill’s vision of Cowboys For a Cure a full reality and not for me,” says Rogers. “This is about all the cowboys and cowgirls that are currently battling cancer and in memory of those who have lost the fight.”

While Slade didn’t make 8, he raised a lot of money and showed a lot of guts. For more, visit