A group of local men are stepping up to fight a disease that predominantly impacts women.
26 Mobile-area men, including Kenny Crow, are part of the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.
Crow’s wife is a breast cancer survivor.
“In January, it will be 10 years,” said Marty Crow. “I had a lumpectomy. Then I did chemo for 12 weeks and after that followed up with radiation.”
And her husband was with her throughout the process.
“Kenny was my rock and he helped me get through it,” she said.
And now Kenny is joining his wife in the effort to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer.
“I think it’s our obligation to support this cause and lend a hand where we can,” Kenny said.
He has joined two dozen other Mobile area men in the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.
Ray Mayhall is the campaign chairman.
“I’ve lived it on the ugly side and lost people, but I’ve lived it on the good side where my special wife is here and with us and fighting with everybody else against this disease,” Mayhall said.
Most of “The Real Men” have been touched directly by the disease: mothers, sisters, friends, and of course wives.
“One in eight women get diagnosed every year – that’s staggering,” said Kenny Crow. “There are so many women, especially, who go thru this and I think as men this is a way we can rally around and hopefully find a cure for this someday.”
“Real Men Wear Pink” is part of the American Cancer Society of South Alabama’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. The Making Strides walk is October 29th. As many as 25,000 survivors and supporters will walk in downtown Mobile to fight the disease.
To learn more about the Real Men Wear Pink campaign or to make a donation of any size, click here.