Chattanooga Men Fight Breast Cancer For Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Cooper Taylor, son of two-time breast cancer survivor, shows off his pink ribbon-themed bowtie — the accessory he’s sporting as a Pink Tie Guy fundraiser to support Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee
Cooper Taylor, son of two-time breast cancer survivor, shows off his pink ribbon-themed bowtie — the accessory he’s sporting as a Pink Tie Guy fundraiser to support Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee

Cooper Taylor is proud to be a “bowtie guy.” His mother, Stacey, has had breast cancer not once, but twice in the past five years and because of this, he knows the importance of bringing awareness and raising funds for this terrible disease. Did we mention he’s only 10 and he’s determined to be the Top Fundraiser?

The annual Pink Tie Guy campaign, which gets underway today, provides an opportunity for local men to show support for the women in their lives — and in their community — who have been affected by breast cancer.

“One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and that one could be someone you love — your wife, your mother or your daughter,” said Sonny Terrill, executive vice president of Human Resources for LifePoint Health, which is a presenting partner for the Pink Tie Guys Class of 2021. “LifePoint is proud to support such a meaningful cause that directly impacts our mission of Making Communities Healthier by raising awareness and funding to help fight this disease.”

Each member of the Pink Tie Guy Class of 2021 is individually collecting donations that will be used to fund Komen services such as a breast care hotline, treatment assistance for the uninsured / under-insured and patient navigation services. Donations also support groundbreaking breast cancer research, some of which is being conducted at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Komen Central Tennessee has awarded more than $10 million to help people right here in Chattanooga and Middle Tennessee. “Komen and the research they have helped fund, impacted my mom during both of her battles” Cooper said. 

Joining Taylor as Chattanooga Area Pink Tie Guys are:
• Styckman – On Air Radio Personality – US101 Mo & Styckman
• Randall Hebert – COO, Dealer Operator – Mountain View Auto Group
• Terry Kidd – Owner – Chatsworth Ford

The Pink Tie Guy Class of 2021 is presented by Nashville Yards and LifePoint Health. Donors can view participant profiles and make a financial gift to help them reach donation goals at www.komencentraltennessee.org. Fundraising continues until Sunday, March 21. 

An online auction is being held March 17–21 to support the Class of 2021’s fundraising efforts. Auction bids may be made at www.komencentraltennessee.org. Look for the Pink Tie Guy
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