WSOC-TV anchor and reporter Paul Boyd has covered many of the biggest national and international news stories over the past two decades, but this month, Boyd will use his personal story to raise awareness about breast cancer as one of Charlotte’s Real Men Wear Pink.
“My mother is a breast cancer survivor,” Boyd said. “She is the bravest person I know, and she continues to be a shining example of resilience and fortitude in the face of a tremendous challenge.”
Because breast cancer affects everyone, women and men, the Charlotte Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team found men 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.
“I know the importance of early detection, and it’s undeniable that the American Cancer Society and its prevention program save lives,” Boyd said.
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 to help reduce breast cancer risks or find it early, when it's most treatable.
Boyd will be one of 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.
Thanks to the passion of our Real Men Wear Pink supporters, a huge impact can be made on the mission to end breast cancer.
“I’m most excited to help raise money and awareness in this critical fight against breast cancer,” Boyd said.
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