The Pink Tie Gala Presented by Tribune Media Group | CHICAGO

Benefiting the Chicagoland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, celebrates the ten Pink Tie Guys, men making a difference in breast cancer research.

October 13, 2011
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Chicago IL

October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You know the statistics: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. One in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

In Chicago alone, 8,700 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Breast cancer is not limited to women; it affects men, too, and some of its greatest advocates are men. While awareness events are being held across the country, here’s one local event featuring men who make a difference.

Tribune Media Group will host the first annual Pink Tie Gala to benefit the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The event will honor the inaugural class of Komen Chicago Pink Tie Guys, a select group of men making a difference in the Chicagoland and breast cancer communities.

Chaired by former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley

The Pink Tie Guys represent a wide range of male leaders who live in the Chicagoland community and have a personal connection to breast cancer or dedication to philanthropy. These men were nominated by the community and selected by the Komen Chicagoland Board of Directors.

The first class includes:

Richard M. Daley — Of Counsel to the firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Larry Wert — President and General Manager, NBC 5 Chicago

Stephen Bonner — CEO and President of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Howard Bernick — President, Bernick Advisory Limited
Greg Harris — Illinois State Representative
Juan Rangel — CEO of UNOUnited Neighborhood Organization
Michael Racenstein, MD — FACR Department Chairman; Medical Director, Women’s Imaging Center, Alexian Brothers Center

Kambiz Dowlat, MD — Professor of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center

Paul Lambert — Regional Managing Director, Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch

Michael Alter — President of the Alter Group/Owner of Chicago Sky WNBA Team
Alan Greenfield — Attorney, DLA Piper, LLP Ryan Baker — Lead Sports Anchor, CBS 2 Chicago

Christopher Frederick “Brotha Fred” — Morning Show Host on 103.5 KISS FM

The evening will feature award-winning cuisine from Chicago’s top chefs, cocktails and live music.


The Pink Tie Guys will serve as ambassadors for Komen Chicago for a calendar year, attending the Affiliate’s signature events, including Dancing with Chicago Celebrities on March 9, 2012 and the Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure® on September 22, 2012.

Tribune Media Group will make a minimum donation of $4,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Chicago in honor of the Pink Tie Guys.  All fundraising money raised at the event goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Chicago.  Ticket proceeds will help fund the event.

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