• Wyatt Thornton - Real Men Wear Pink


    Wyatt Thornton is a 13-year-old middle school student and is one of Charlotte’s Real Men Wear Pink. “My granny was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was only 21 months old,” Thornton said. “I want to do anything I can to help.”


    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.


    A middle school student at C.C. Griffin Middle School, Thornton wants to help raise money for research.


    In January 2011, a friend of Thornton’s family was diagnosed with breast cancer.  “She has a boy my age, so I was around her a lot,” Thornton said.  “I want to do anything I can to help her out.”


    “I’m excited to be more involved in helping raise money for a cure,” Thornton said. 


    Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.


    Thanks to the passion of our Real Men Wear Pink supporters, a huge impact can be made on the mission to end breast cancer.


    Click this link to donate to the Charlotte Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.


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