Jonathan Reed in the Afternoons on 104.7 WNOK in Columbia, SC



What a week?! In past Octobers, I was inspired of the strength that Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors had. Having friends and co-workers that either fought cancer or had someone close to them fighting for their life, I was going to make THIS October being the October that I was going to do whatever I could to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer.

I told my mom what I was joining the American Cancer Society’s ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ and my mom was on a mission. My mom, Verla, was going to buy all the Pink that she could to add to my wardrobe.On October 1st, the first day I was wearing Pink, my mom found out that she was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer.Interesting how life works. The very same person who made it her mission to find me enough Pink apparel was now fighting Breast Cancer. I found out on October 1st, not only was I wearing Pink for the people that came up to me once they found out that I was wearing Pink… but right then and there I was wearing Pink for my mom.

This is Verla. My mom that I have told just about everything to in my fun and frivolity in life. She always tells me to, 'be careful' and I respond with, 'I always am', she counters with, 'I KNOW YOU.' My friends who know her... LOVE HER! She is a very special woman. I am very blessed to have both my parents in my life.

So here I am.With the Pink fingernails and toenails. When I'm not wearing Pink apparel.... I'm always wearing Pink!

On Fridays I am taking it to the next level.Wearing some clothes that I’m not that comfortable wearing. Hey, I’m not the type that dresses up for Halloween but here I am. From starting my day, to visiting Classic Lincoln to just hanging at work.

Also a great thing that Classic Lincoln on Greystone is doing... on Saturday, October 26th, for every person that test drives a new Lincoln, Classic Lincoln with give the American Cancer Society $50!

I want to thank you for reading this.Early detection is key.Love your family. Love your friends. Love yourself. (This isn’t just a breast cancer thing either.Let’s start taking better care of our bodies, of our soul, of your health.If we do these things, we can be there for ourselves and able to give back even more to the people around us.)

Check out more about my fundraising efforts in Real Men Wear Pink Here

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