T-G supports local cancer foundation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Times-Gazette Publisher Hugh Jones (front, left) on Wednesday presents a check to the Bedford Cancer Foundation with proceeds from the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign. Pictured (front row, from left) are: Hugh Jones; Connie Allen; Rebecca Jones; and Kim Allison. In back (from left) are: Jason Reynolds, T-G reporter and foundation board member; Pam Ingraham; Carol Lackey; Iris Schumann; Cathy Mercer; and Dr. Navid Monajjem. (Submitted photo by Kay Adcock)

Tuesday the Times-Gazette presented it's pledge to match the first six "Real Men Wear Pink" $100 donations to the Bedford Cancer Foundation to support local cancer patients.

The T-G set up the "Real Men Wear Pink" promotion during its Chamber coffee on Tuesday, Oct.4. Men who donated $100 to the cancer foundation also had the 'opportunity' to wear a pink tutu to demonstrate their support. Their pictures were published in last Friday's Breast Cancer Awareness section. Nine men participated in the campaign. The T-G matched the donations, up to $600.

The donors to Real Men Wear Pink campaign were: State Sen. Jim Tracy; State Rep. Pat Marsh; Rick Biehl; County Commissioner Chuck Heflin; Josh Lynch; Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray; Bryan Nerren; Sheriff Austin Swing; and Randy Carroll.

The Bedford Cancer Foundation provides help to cancer patients who live in Bedford County. Assistance, in the form of grants, pays for such expenses as gas, groceries and utility bills.

The T-G, as it does every year, has set up the "Pink News Rack" outside the newspaper office at 323 E. Depot St. The T-G will donate the proceeds from the rack's October newspaper sales to the Bedford Cancer Foundation.