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Pink Tie Guys 2017
This initiative began in 2013 and is designed to involve the gentlemen of our community whose lives have been touched by breast cancer in promoting the message of early detection. The Pink Tie Guys are an exclusive group of men committed to the local fight against breast cancer. They are leaders in their communities who honor those touched by this disease that knows no boundaries, and bring urgency to efforts to find the causes and cures. They demonstrate their commitment by raising funds to support Susan G. Komen® Central Tennessee’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
This year, we are focusing not only on awareness and a Pink Tie, but we are asking these men and everyone in our community to be More than Pink! Komen has announced a Bold Goal – to decrease breast cancer mortality by 50% in the next decade. Every year 40,000 women and men die in the US from breast cancer. That needs to end! We want folks to do more than just put on a pink ribbon or pink tie and say they support the fight against breast cancer! We want them to be More than Pink! How?
- Act – tell your stories of early detection; get screened when needed; and support the women and men who are battling breast cancer.
- Donate – time, money, and/or encouragement.
- Get Involved – speak out about breast cancer and early detection; speak out about Komen Central Tennessee and good things we are doing in our community. Register for Race for the Cure, attend our Survivor Celebration, and support other fundraisers throughout the year.
The Pink Movement has come a long way in almost 35 years, led by Susan G. Komen. Every step, every dollar, and every voice matters. And now we are setting a bold new course. These “guys” you are about to read about are leading the way. They are fighting for the women in their lives who have fought before them, their “Warriors” if you will. We invite each of you to join us in the fight against breast cancer.
75% of the money raised by the Pink Tie Guys will support local programs dedicated to the breast health needs of our community and 25% will fund the Susan G. Komen Award and Research Grant Program funding cutting edge breast-cancer research worldwide.
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