I want to take a few paragraphs today to give a shout out to a special group, they are Men with Heart, a group of men dedicated to fighting breast cancer.
They are husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, friends and colleagues. they have come together to do something constructive; and they do it with spirit, and, yes, with heart. Since 2002, Men with Heart has raised over $800,000 in the fight against breast cancer!
I first saw a “man with heart” back in January when Debbie and I went to a Get Started meeting for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. At the end of the presentation a man in a bright yellow shirt stood up and introduced himself. He told us that the Men with Heart team would be with us in July, walking beside us, raising funds and awareness along with us, and cheering us on. They carry backpacks with all the necessities for a fun, safe, and spirited walk – song books, candy, chocolate, band-aids, tampons, etc … Kind of like fairy godfathers in yellow t-shirts.
The organization was created in response to a noticeable dearth of men participating in the multi-day walks. Beneficiaries have included the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Avon Foundation, the Jimmy Fund, and Susan Love Research Foundation, among others. Men with Heart is based in the Boston area and participates in local events.
Wouldn’t it be great to see Men with Heart across the country?!
Next week: fundraising trials, tribultations, tips and tricks! It all adds up!