After a breast cancer diagnosis in 2012, Heather Wright’s family continues to feel the impact that cancer had on their entire life. Her husband stays at her side, taking each step toward victory.
“Cancer has ravaged Heather’s family,” Mark Wright said. “She and her family has endured more loss than one person should have to bear.”
However, Wright said that cancer does incredible things to survivors and makes them determined to not give up.
In 2012, the family started a cancer walk team that they call “Faith Not Fear.” Wright will use the story of his family to raise awareness about breast cancer, as one of Charlotte’s Real Men Wear Pink.
Because breast cancer affects everyone, women and men, the Charlotte Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team found men who are willing to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink.
This distinguished group of community members is determined to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society's mission and save more lives than ever before from breast cancer.
Nearly 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The money raised by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is used to fund innovative research, provide free information and support programs to patients and caregivers and help reduce breast cancer risks or find it early, when it's most treatable.
“We hate cancer,” Wright said. “It has changed our entire lives, our mindset, how we eat, how we live.”
As a member of Real Men Wear Pink, Wright wants to spread the message of “Faith Not Fear” to others.
With the determination of warriors, the Wright family will join the thousands of participants at this year’s Charlotte Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, being held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway - zMax Dragway.
With their passion, the Real Men Wear Pink supporters can have a huge impact on the mission to end breast cancer.
Wright said that he is happy to join other brothers who’ve been in the fight to this point. “I’m looking forward to engaging my own brothers as well,” he said.
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