Midlands men host benefit to fight breast cancer

Midlands men host benefit to fight breast cancer

COLUMBIA (WACH)-- "Real Men Wear Pink" will be hosting The Pink Tie Charity Auction will be on Saturday, August 17th at the Capital City Club from 7p.m. to 11p.m.

"Real Men Wear Pink," is a celebration for the men that are breast cancer survivors and those that are supporting the women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

During this auction, men will wear pink ties to celebrate the tenacity of those that are battling this disease. The event will begin with a silent auction to raise money for the SCOA Cares Foundation and Palmetto Health Foundation.

SCOA Cares Foundation provides assistance to uninsured and underinsured cancer patients through services like the retail pharmacy voucher and patient transportation programs, educational and support classes.

The Palmetto Health Foundation supports hospitals that offer an ever increasing array of services targeted to meet specific community needs. The Palmetto Health Foundation also ensures that Palmetto Health Breast Cancer maintains a level of excellence with new programs, services and equipment.

â??Weâ??re pleased to partner with Hair Walk and the Pink Tie Charity Auction to help fight breast cancer in our community and to send a strong message about the importance of educating ourselves on the impact it has,â?? said Samuel Tenenbaum, President of the Palmetto Health Foundation. â??This even offers us a meaningful way to remind people that breast cancer affects not only women but also men.â??

This yearâ??s Pink Tie Honoree is Former Senator Kay Patterson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and has been a survivor for the past 10 years. â??I found out that if youâ??re doing something you really love and something you want to do, thatâ??s better than staying home, looking out the window and feeling sorry for yourself,â?? said Patterson.

Doug Williams of KISS FM the 2013 Pink Tie Ambassador, states that he is honored to be a part of the â??Pink Tieâ?? event. â??Breast Cancer has impacted my family, and I look forward to meeting with the community to share and generate support for Breast Cancer Survivors and their families.â??