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‘Men in Pink’ promote breast cancer awareness

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October, a “Men in Pink: Pink Tie Affair Dinner” will be held Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Jemison Municipal Complex, off Highway 31 in Jemison.

The dinner will feature dancing, a live auction and the introduction of the 2015 Man in Pink.

The Man in Pink will be selected from among 17 Men in Pink who are raising money throughout October for Chilton County Relay For Life.

Donations to Men In Pink can be made at www.relayforlife.org/chiltonmeninpinkal. Also, see the “Chilton County’s Men in Pink” Facebook page.

Rodney Barnett

One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that someone we know will most likely be affected.

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I am involved in this important cause because I have witnessed a true warrior fight this disease in our community. I would like to honor her through leading my community in this effort.

Mrs. Wendy Bryan has battled metastatic breast cancer for over 11 years. Her determination, strength, faith in God and hope for a cure have inspired the entire Thorsby community. Even during the times she was battling devastating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, she continued to teach her third grade students at Thorsby School.

She is a true inspiration to so many in our community, and I want to lead our community in rallying support to help make a difference in her life and the life of countless others like her. My prayer is that through the proceeds that can be raised in my community and communities across the country, more research can ensure that a cure for this devastating disease can be found.

So, for Wendy Bryan and countless other women like her, I am proud to lead my community in this fight!

Jeff Cobb

I am married to Robyn Avery Cobb. We were married June 19, 2004. I am an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office with the 19th Judicial Circuit.

cobbI have been in law enforcement for 16 years altogether. Most of my career in law enforcement has been with the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office.

My wife is the clinical cirector for Southern Care Hospice. I have two children, Jeff Jr. and Brittiney, and also two step-sons, Avery and Cole Langley. I am a proud grandfather of six, four girls and two boys.

My reason for volunteering to be a part of Men In Pink is simply because this dreadful disease not only devastates the person it inhabits, but the whole family. My oldest sister, Diane Latham, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Diane lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 5, 2013.

I am honored to be able to participate in this noble cause and admire all of the men and women that have been affected by this disease and are currently fighting for their lives. Let’s help them continue the fight by doing our part and hoping someday there is a cure.