Real Men Wear Pink: Jim Knopf Raises Funds for the American Cancer Society
SERVPRO of East Brown County's very own Jim Knopf has been rather busy these past few days. Besides making sure our customers are getting the best service possible, he is spending his free time helping to raise money during the American Cancer Society's "Real Men Wear Pink Green Bay" campaign.
Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction. It's one important way we're attacking cancer from every angle.
Real Men Wear Pink participants raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. Of course, the top fundraiser receives an exclusive prize - and bragging rights as the #1 Real Man.
As a Real Men Wear Pink candidate, leaders commit to:
- Wearing pink throughout October
- Raising awareness for the cause through their social media networks
- Raising a minimum of $2,500 to help the American Cancer Society fight breast cancer
Jim is on his 2nd year with this particular ACS campaign. He joined other "Real Men Wear Pink" participants during the September 26th lunch hour rush at the Green Bay Texas Roadhouse where he worked for 2 hours as a food server to customers.
All the food costs were covered by Texas Roadhouse, while all the servers donated their time. 100% of every dollar earned from tips or generous donations went directly to the American Cancer Society. The total amount made at the Green Bay food establishment was $8,826, breaking the prior's years funds raised for a similar luncheon event.
For Jim to qualify to become a NATIONAL "Real Man" candidate, he must raise a minimum of $2,500. As of this morning, Jim not only hit that mark, he's raised a total of $3,381! That's quite the extraordinary feat Jim has accomplished so far and doesn't surprise his SERVPRO family. He cares deeply about this cause. It was a personal journey that led him to want to make a difference in the lives of people diagnosed with cancer.
Jim lost his mother and brother to cancer. He also has friends who have fought and who are fighting the disease. These experiences have left him with a passion for doing all he can to help raise funds towards finding a cure.
Every donation adds up. As little as $15 can provide a breast cancer patient with a ride to treatment. The money raised during this campaign will also help patients get the information and support they need, as well as help pay for things like lodging for overnight travel to treatment.
There is still time to help Jim continue to exceed his fundraising goal.
If you're interested in donating to a worthy cause, Jim would love to hear from you!
He has a website set up specifically for the American Cancer Society “Real Men Wear Pink Green Bay” campaign. You can donate directly to that site: http://bit.ly/2uXhF35
Or you can reach him by email atjknopf@SERVPROgreenbay.com.