Real Men Wear Pink (Or Nothing At All)

Carl B of the "60-Mile Men" poses in full regalia

Carl B of the “60-Mile Men” poses in full regalia

Dangerous words from a group of rowdy supporters for finding the cure for breast cancer! I originally met Carl B. in Boston, sporting his classy and eye-catching pink “Batman meets Superman meets Captain Hook” outfit. His sash, however, gave him away as one of the elite men who made up the 60-Mile Men. These are no regular walkers, but men committed to modeling themselves for the cause, and walking and crewing for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®! Each walker or crew member has a photo shoot in either–you guessed it–pink or nothing at all. When I asked Ed this morning at pit stop 1 about the choice between wearing pink or nothing, he just smiled and said, “Well, we give you the choice, but you really can’t wear pink.”

Started by Matthew P. in Michigan in 2008, the group asks that men who would like to be considered for the calendar to submit a portfolio. Tough competition! The 2014 calendar models have already been selected and the calendar has an initial value of $25, but who knows what the real value is? Seven members of the 60-Mile Men joined us here in Cleveland this weekend and received special recognition at last night’s Camp Show. Hats off these to these fine crew members and walkers!

Mr. January and Mr. October of the "60-Mile Men" pose for the cameras at the start of the 2013 Cleveland 3-Day

Mr. January and Mr. October of the “60-Mile Men” pose for the cameras at the start of the 2013 Cleveland 3-Day

Susan G. Komen walkers gear up and take on Day 2 for breast cancer awareness.

The “60-Mile Men” in sashes at the Cleveland 3-Day campsite

Susan G. Komen walkers gear up and take on Day 2 for breast cancer awareness.

The Cleveland 3-Day crowd goes wild when the “60-Mile Men” are recognized for their efforts in finding a cure for breast cancer

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