Jeff Baldwin shows us why Real Men Wear Pink.
In 2014, Jeff and Shannon Baldwin heard news that would change their lives forever: Shannon was diagnosed with HER2 positive +2 breast cancer.
Throughout her treatment, the Baldwins became connected to the American Cancer Society — Shannon as a Portrait of Hope, or a local face of breast cancer, and Jeff as one of its Real Men Wear Pink supporters.
As of Jan. 27, the Bixby mom of two is cancer free, but the Baldwins stay connected to the ACS. “We want to contribute for all those who contributed for us,” Jeff says. “It’s almost our duty.”
This is the third year #TeamBaldwin will participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which raises money for cancer research. That research funded a new drug, Herceptin, that helped Shannon fight the disease.
For other partners of cancer warriors, Jeff has some advice: “Stay positive, and step up and allow for help when it’s afforded to you.”
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
7 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m., 5K walk/run. Mohawk Park, 6421 E. 36th St. N. Free to participate; no minimum donation. Visit makingstrideswalk.org/tulsaok.