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Pink Tie Guys

About the Program

The Pink Tie Program features influential leaders who 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 Pink Tie Guys are leaders who attest to the powerful fact that breast cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and who bring a male voice to the urgency of finding the cure(s). The Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to live in a world without breast cancer.

2013-14 Pink Tie Guys

Bill Raynolds, Pink Tie Co-Survivor Guy
Henry Shim, Pink Tie Party Guy
Jim Merriman, Pink Tie Corporate Guy
Ken Banks, Pink Tie Corporate Guy
Ken Kieffer, Pink Tie Community Guy
Luis Navarro, Pink Tie Community Guy
Marc Kaye, Pink Tie Media Guy

Bill RaynoldsBill Raynolds, Pink Tie Co-Survivor Guy
Bill Raynolds owns My Garden Nursery in Mill Creek, named by Garden Center Magazine as one of the top 5 nurseries in the U.S. Bill is married to Jenny Gunderson, a breast cancer survivor, and is a vocal advocate for breast cancer awareness and education.

Henry ShimHenry Shim, Pink Tie Party Guy
Henry Shim is a residential real estate broker with Dimension Properties. With several friends and family members impacted by breast cancer, Henry parties for the cause, turning a recent birthday celebration into a fundraiser for Komen Puget Sound.

Jim MerrimanJim Merriman, Pink Tie Corporate Guy
Jim Merriman has called the town of Sammamish home for 20 years and has worked with Ford Motor Company since 1977. Jim has been heavily involved in forging the partnership between Komen Puget Sound and Ford Motor Company that has sponsored our Race for the Cure and Grace Notes Gala for 18 years. This father of three supports Komen in memory of his mother-in-law, in honor of his sister, and for the future of his wife and daughters.

Ken BanksKen Banks, Pink Tie Corporate Guy
Ken Banks is associate communications manager for Quality Food Centers (QFC) and has been a part of the team there for over 16 years. As many of you know, QFC has been the presenting sponsor of the Race for the Cure for the last seven years. Ken is a strong believer in the Komen mission to raise awareness about breast cancer education and prevention and supports Komen in honor of his mother, a breast cancer survivor.

Ken KiefferKen Kieffer, Pink Tie Community Guy
Ken Kieffer is a retired attorney from Gig Harbor who now serves as our super Komen Puget Sound volunteer. Ken thinks nothing of driving hours to bring the Komen message of breast health and early detection to some of our most remote communities. He supports the organization in honor of his sister and many good friends who are breast cancer survivors.

Luis NavarroLuis Navarro, Pink Tie Community Guy
Luis Navarro works for the Port of Seattle and is active within the Hispanic community in raising awareness of breast cancer and encouraging early detection. As a Hispanic male, he is proud to be a part of an important cause that saves lives within this underserved community.

Marc KayeMarc Kaye, Pink Tie Media Guy
Marc Kaye is general manager of Hubbard Radio’s five Seattle stations with a career in radio that has spanned 40 years. As general manager, Marc has led the charge to bring the breast cancer awareness message to millions of radio listeners within our Puget Sound region.

Pink Tie Guys in Action!

Evan Moore PSA Screenshot
Evan Moore's Breast Cancer PSA

Servando Carrasco Race PSA
Servando Carrasco's Race PSA

Pink Tie Guys at Power of a Promise
At the Power of a Promise Lunch

Pink Tie Guy Alumni

Eric Booker
Director of Player Development & Community Relations, Snoqualmie Casino

Servando Carrasco
Midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC

Enrique Cerna
Executive Producer, Host and Co-Creator KCTS 9 CONNECTS

Dr. Gary S. Kaplan
Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Jerry Quinn Lee
AIA Chairman of the Board, MulvannyG2 Architecture

Steve Maxwell
President, KeyBank South Puget Sound District

Nate Miles
Director of Government Affairs, Pacific Northwest Region Lilly USA

Tom Norwalk
President and CEO, Seattle’s Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chris E. Rivera
President, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

Lorenzo Romar
Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, University of Washington

Steve Sarkisian
Head Football Coach, University of Washington

"Uncle" Bob Santos
Prominent elder & leader in Asian American Community

Rick E. Wirthlin
President, KeyBank Seattle-Cascade District

Yale Wong
Founder, Chairman & CEO, General Biodiesel

Lorenzo Romar, Chris Rivera & Jerry Lee on King 5 New Day Northwest (watch video)
Rick Wirthlin on Q13 News (watch video)
Tom Norwalk discusses Breast Cancer Action (watch video)