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Susan G. Komen® Missouri Announces the 2016 Class of Pink Tie Guys

Eight Men Serve as Community Advocates for Breast Health

ST. LOUIS – May 9, 2016 – Susan G. Komen® Missouri is proud to announce the 2016 class of Pink Tie Guys, a group of men in the community who are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

“The Komen Missouri Pink Tie Guys bring a male voice to the urgency of finding cures for breast cancer,” said Helen Chesnut, executive director of Komen Missouri. “These men are leaders in their organizations and in our community who will serve as ambassadors for taking action for breast health and in the fight against breast cancer.”

Together, the Pink Tie Guys and Komen Missouri work to inform, influence and inspire the community and raise funds to help end breast cancer.

The 2016 Class of Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guys includes:

Mike Colombo – Award-winning journalist

Damon U. Green – Community Events Coordinator, Missouri Foundation for Health

Jeffrey Hallazgo, MD – Attending Physician, Urgent Care Centers, St. Anthony’s Medical Center and Emergency Department, Des Peres Hospital; On-Air Personality and Board of Directors Member, KDHX

David Rath – Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Jeffrey Sass – Art Teacher, Rockwood School District

Floyd Simms – President and CEO, Simms Building Group

Frank Tucci – Financial Aid Counselor, Saint Louis University

Mark Walshauser, MD, FACP – Physician, Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois and Medical Director, Oncology and Cancer Physician Liaison, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

A woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. The eight men in this Pink Tie Guys class understand the importance of calling attention to the deadly disease and encouraging year-round action to benefit breast health.

Each Pink Tie Guy has received a Komen-inspired necktie to wear throughout the year to raise awareness, encourage involvement and support efforts to fight breast cancer.

The 2016 Komen Missouri Pink Tie Guys will be officially introduced at the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure® on Saturday, June 11, in downtown St. Louis. Register for the Race at

Visit to learn more about Susan G. Komen Missouri and its year-round mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

About Susan G. Komen® Missouri

Susan G. Komen Missouri is an independent, local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer year-round. Komen Missouri’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen Missouri is dedicated to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families in its 38-county Missouri/Illinois service area. Seventy-five percent of the organization’s net proceeds stays in the local community to fund breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation and support services. The remaining 25 percent of net proceeds funds global, cutting-edge breast cancer research. Visit Call 314.569.3900 (Greater St. Louis office) or 573.445.1905 (Mid-Missouri office). Connect with Komen Missouri on Facebook and Twitter.


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