Susan G. Komen Southern New England launches Pink Tie Guys campaign

Susan G. Komen® Southern New England announces their Pink Tie Guys campaign to raise awareness, support, and funds for families fighting breast cancer in Southern New England. Throughout October, recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, men across Fairfield County are invited to step up and join in the local fight against breast cancer.

In Fairfield County, local businessman Dave Spannaus, president of Norwalk’s Atlantic Group Companies, is leading the charge. Spannaus became involved with the local Susan G. Komen affiliate last year through the annual Race for the Cure®, raising nearly $30,000 in honor of two colleagues who have battled breast cancer. Sadly, one of those colleagues, Janet Kiehn, passed away earlier this year. Spannaus now sits on the Board of Directors and is dedicated to recruiting other local men who want to take action, as he has done.

“As someone who has been personally affected by breast cancer, I could not sit idly by,” said Spannaus. “I am proud to be connected to this organization that provides services for local families and supports research aimed at finding the cures. If you are a man living or working in Fairfield County who wants to be a part of ending this disease, this is your opportunity.”

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Pink Tie Guys are a community of gentlemen committed to making an impact in the local fight against breast cancer. They demonstrate that commitment by raising a minimum of $1,008 for Komen Southern New England by Oct. 31, representing these 1 in 8 women. Each Pink Tie Guy who fulfills his commitment will be recognized at a reception at Workpoint at Shippan Landing in Stamford on Nov. 2.

For details and to register as a Pink Tie Guy, visit KomenSouthernNewEngland.org/PinkTieGuys.

About Susan G. Komen® Southern New England

Susan G. Komen Southern New England is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Through events like Race for the Cure® and Pink Tie Guys, Komen Southern New England has invested $20 million in community breast health programs and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, visit KomenSouthernNewEngland.org.

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