PFW coach leads the charge in the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign

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Billy King says that when he is asked to commit to something he gives it his all, and that is what he is doing as he raises money for breast cancer awareness through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. His position in the community as the men’s golf coach at Purdue Fort Wayne allows him to make a difference.

Initially his goal was set at $5,000, he has soared past that mark, and is just under $2,000 shy of $20,000. He is hoping to reach that mark by Saturday, which is the day of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Parkview Field.

He has been using social media as well as email and face to face work with businesses and friends to raise money. 

As a part of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, the American Cancer Society asks participants to wear pink every day this month to spread awareness for the disease. King does this not only for women with breast cancer, but also for the men, saying, “A lot of men have breast cancer too, which I to be honest with you wasn’t really aware of that, it’s one of those things our ego isn’t really going to talk about that, but if we can get one guy that says ‘hey something might be going on’ and they go get checked, and they find it early and save a life, it’s worth every penny.”

Over 4,000 men are participating in the campaign, King currently sits, 4th nationwide, while the group of men from Fort Wayne is 27th overall, with over $50,000 raised.

If you would like to donate to King’s page click here.

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