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'Pink Tie Guys' Advocate For Breast Cancer Awareness

The newest "pink tie" class includes representatives from the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders FC and other community leaders.

Seven Puget Sound community leaders are putting on their pink ties as advocates for breast cancer awareness and year-round action to promote breast health, as part of Komen Puget Sound’s Pink Tie Guy program.

This year’s class of Pink Tie Guys was announced at last week’s 10th Anniversary Komen Puget Sound Power of a Promise lunch held in Seattle.

The 2012-2013 Pink Tie Guys:

  • Eric Booker, director of player development and community relations, Snoqualmie Casino
  • Servando Carrasco, midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC
  • Enrique Cerna, KCTS 9 executive producer and host of KCTS Connects
  • Evan Moore, tight end, Seattle Seahawks
  • Trong Pham, vice president, financial advisor and portfolio manager with Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney
  • Bob Santos, retired executive director of Inter*Im and longstanding International District community activist
  • Yale Wong, founder and CEO of General Biodiesel

“While breast cancer is typically diagnosed in women, men are significantly affected when this disease impacts their wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and other loved ones. These key community leaders will help us bring awareness about early detection and the fight to end breast cancer. Their personal stories and commitment to the Komen Pink Tie Guy program is inspiring and we are grateful for their support,” said Executive Director Cheryl Shaw.

The Power of a Promise lunch attracted 450 participants who donated over $218,000 to help save lives locally and support global research to cure breast cancer. This is the largest Power of a Promise lunch donation total in the history of the affiliate. Seventy-five percent of Komen Puget Sound’s net revenue is invested into breast cancer education, early detection and patient assistance programs in the Puget Sound region. Twenty-five percent goes straight to funding global research to prevent, treat and ultimately find a cure for breast cancer.

In addition to the Pink Tie Guys, the lunch featured breast cancer advocate Susan Ford Bales. Bales is the daughter of the late President Ford and Betty Ford, who with her mother helped establish National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Editor’s note: Information provided by Jim Clune, Komen Puget Sound.

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