Male models will be strutting their stuff Sept. 24 at The Mall at UTC in Sarasota.
Other than seeing MLB players wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Summerfield’s Jeff Young never gave much thought to breast cancer or the American Cancer Society.
That all changed in August 2021 when Young’s wife, Betsy, was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which is considered an aggressive cancer that spreads quickly and is more likely to come back after treatment.
“When it became real, we talked to the kids about it, got the family together and worked out a plan,” Young said.
Young will join 32 other men from Sarasota and Manatee counties to strut down the runway during the Real Men Wear Pink Fashion Show Sept. 24 at the Mall at University Town Center.
“It’s going to be hilarious,” Betsy Young said about the thought of seeing her husband on the runway.
Jeff Young heard of the fashion show by running into River Club’s Sammy Lynch and his wife, Bethany, who is an American Cancer Society senior development manager, the day after last year’s fashion show.