Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The Pink Tie Guys are leaders who attest to the powerful fact that breast cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and who bring a male voice to the urgency of finding a cure. These men prove themselves as givers in the cause to fight breast cancer. These men are not afraid to wear pink, for they know pink is a symbol of hope, courage, strength and survivorship.
Who: Each year, a select group of men in the St. Louis region are invited to serve as Pink Tie Guys, outstanding ambassadors and advocates for breast health action and breast cancer awareness. The Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guys are leaders who can help mobilize, energize and engage individuals and groups in the breast cancer movement through their role within the community, within their companies and organizations, and through their personal involvement.
What: Pink Tie Guys bring personal stories that highlight how men’s lives are touched by breast cancer. They support and draw attention to the Komen promise and the work of Komen St. Louis by wearing their signature Komen pink necktie and speaking out about the importance of doing everything possible to support breast cancer survivors and those affected by the disease, and to find the cures for breast cancer.
Where: Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guys live and/or work in the Komen St. Louis 17-county Missouri/Illinois service area (St. Louis City and the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Montgomery, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Warren, Washington; Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois).
When: Pink Tie Guys attend and participate in Komen St. Louis events and other related activities throughout the year, as their schedules allow. They speak out in their community about breast health and work to engage their friends, families and coworkers in the fight against breast cancer.
How: Each Pink Tie Guy is expected to represent Komen at local events and Komen St. Louis events by wearing his Komen pink tie (provided by Komen St. Louis) or other Komen apparel and advocating for Komen St. Louis in an honest and informative manner. Each Pink Tie Guy is also asked to help with Komen St. Louis fundraising efforts in some way, big or small.
Why: Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men in their lifetime. Pink Tie Guys help Komen St. Louis fight this disease. Together, Pink Tie Guys and Komen St. Louis work to inform, influence and inspire our community and raise funds to help end breast cancer forever.
Do you have what it takes to be a Pink Tie Guy? Do you know someone who is Pink Tie Guy worthy?
Complete the 2015 Pink Tie Guys application/nomination form.