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Susan G. Komen® St. Louis Pink Tie Guys

The Susan G. Komen® St. Louis Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

These men are leaders in our community who can help mobilize, energize and engage audiences in the breast cancer movement through their role within the community, within their organizations, and through their personal involvement.

The Komen St. Louis Class of 2014 Pink Tie Guys includes eight men -- plus one very special mascot -- representing the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

A woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. The eight men (and one mascot) in this Pink Tie Guys class understand the importance of calling attention to the deadly disease and encouraging year-round action to benefit breast health.

Each Pink Tie Guy has received a Komen-inspired necktie to wear throughout the year to raise awareness, inspire involvement and support efforts to fight breast cancer in our community. These men bring male voices to the urgency of ending breast cancer forever by speaking out about taking action and doing everything possible to find the cures.

Komen St. Louis is committed to the mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.


2014 Pink Tie Guys

 
John Mozeliak
Senior Vice President and General Manager, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 John Mozeliak John "Mo" Mozeliak was named the St. Louis Cardinals Senior Vice President and General Manager in October 2007. He is the 12th General Manager in the over 100-year history of the St. Louis Cardinals. During his fourth season as General Manager in 2011, Mozeliak engineered a series of late season moves credited with helping transform the Cardinals into an exciting, "never say die" team that came from 10 1/2 games back in late August en route to the team's 11th World Series Championship.
 
Bill DeWitt III
President, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Bill DeWitt III Bill DeWitt III was named President of the St. Louis Cardinals in March 2008. In his role as team President, DeWitt oversees all aspects of the business of the team and its affiliated entities, including the development of Ballpark Village, a 100,000 square-foot retail/entertainment project that opened adjacent to Busch Stadium in the spring of 2014.
 
Fredbird
Mascot, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Fredbird Fredbird was born in April 1979. From the day he was hatched, Fredbird loved going to St. Louis Cardinals games with Mom and Dad Bird. He loved the crowd and the game itself. While watching the games, he liked to have fun with the fans around him. The Cardinals noticed how much the fans loved Fredbird and decided to give him a life-long contract as their mascot.
 
Mike Shannon
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Mike Shannon Mike Shannon is broadcasting his 42nd season on the Cardinals radio network. A St. Louis native, Shannon broke into the big leagues with the Cardinals in 1962 and became the Cardinals regular right fielder during the 1964 World Championship season. In 1999, Shannon was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
John Rooney
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 John Rooney John Rooney is in his eighth year of broadcasting Cardinals games. Rooney called his first major league game in 1983 with Mike Shannon and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jack Buck. Rooney was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
 
Mike Claiborne
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Mike Claiborne Mike Claiborne has covered St. Louis sports for 34 years. This is his eighth year as part of the radio Cardinals Broadcast team. He also has provided play-by-play and served as a studio analyst and sideline reporter for St. Louis University Basketball, UM-St. Louis Basketball, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Rams, Fox Sports Midwest and the St. Louis Cardinals.
 
Dan McLaughlin
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Dan McLaughlin Dan McLaughlin is in his 16th year as the play-by-play voice for Cardinals television broadcasts on Fox Sports Midwest. A St. Louis native, McLaughlin called his first major league game at age 23. He has earned an Emmy Award for outstanding play-by-play.
 
Al Hrabosky
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Al Hrabosky Al Hrabosky is calling games on the St. Louis Cardinals for his 28th season. He began working as a commentator on telecasts for the team in 1985. He was the "Mad Hungarian" of the Cardinals 1970s bullpen and had a 13-year major league career. Hrabosky was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
 
Rick Horton
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
Pink Tie Guys 2014 Rick Horton Rick Horton is continuing his work as a broadcaster on Cardinals telecasts for a tenth season. A former left-handed pitcher for the Cardinals, Horton spent seven years in the major leagues, playing for St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Chicago White Sox. He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1984.
   
 

2013 Pink Tie Guys - representing organizations that have sponsored the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure since the inaugural Race in 1999, plus the six-time local presenting sponsor of the Komen St. Louis Race

Ron Bose, PhD – Breast cancer specialist and researcher, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
Gaspare Calvaruso – President, SSM St. Joseph Health Center
Art Holliday – Anchor and reporter, KSDK NewsChannel 5
Timothy Lu – Import/Export Logistics Manager, Anheuser-Busch
John Parker – Executive Vice President and President of Business Services Group, Wells Fargo Advisors
Todd Schnuck – President and Chief Operating Officer, Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Donn Sorensen – President, Mercy East Communities, Mercy
Randy Weller – Vice President of Community Development, Citi (and two-time Pink Tie Guy!)

2011-2012 Pink Tie Guys: "The Medical Class"
Darrell M. Ballinger, MD – Chairperson of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Southern Illinois Healthcare Center
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS – Director and Olin Distinguished Professor, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical Center
Robert C. Frazier, MD – Division Chief, Department of Radiology, Division of Radiation Oncology, Mercy Hospital
Joshua Glaser, MD – General and Vascular Surgeon, SSM DePaul Health Center
Geoffrey Hamill, MD – Section Chief of Mammography and Breast Imaging, Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Joshua E. “Jay” Jensen, MD – Chief of Surgery, Christian Hospital
Theodore L. Vander Velde, MD – Radiologist, Alton Memorial Hospital
Mark Varvares, MD, FACS – Director, Saint Louis University Cancer Center

2010-2011 Class of Pink Tie Guys
Mike Bush – Anchor, KSDK NewsChannel 5
Ralph Butler – Performer
Kevin Demoff – Executive Vice President of Football Operations & Chief Operating Officer, St. Louis Rams
Doug Elgin – Commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference
Todd George – Spinnaker St. Louis
Tim Metz – Co-Owner, Pickles Deli
Davis Payne – Head Coach, St. Louis Blues
Wiley Price – Photojournalist, St. Louis American Newspaper
Randy Weller – Vice President of Community Development, Citi

2009-2010 Inaugural Class of Pink Tie Guys
Frank Bates
– First Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors
Joseph P. Castellano – Business and Personal Development Advisor
Cornbread – Host of The Cornbread Morning Show, 92.3 WIL
Robert I. (“Rik”) Knopf – Retired Business Owner
Rene Knott – Sports Director, KSDK NewsChannel 5
Scott Komen – District Sales Manager, Ecolab
Tom Miller – Web Developer, SSM Health Care
Mark Reardon – Host, Mark Reardon Show and Total Information PM, KMOX NewsRadio 1120



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