Tony Vice gets to help change lives every day – from those seeking a healthier lifestyle to those fighting for their lives. He’s leading a cause for breast cancer awareness by means of his best subject – fitness.
As the owner of Fleet Feet Sports, Tony is an advocate for healthy lifestyles. He and Lincoln Center Vice President Pat Dobson are leading a campaign called “Real Men Wear Pink,” which will raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). On October 7, the team will participate in the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Stockton.
The team’s goal is to recruit as may pledgers as possible. Each person who donates $25 or more to the campaign receives a “Real Men Wear Pink” t-shirt. While it is not mandatory, donors are encouraged to participate in the walk.
We are involved not only in raising money but most importantly to promote awareness of the effects of breast cancer and the importance of early detection because ultimately that is the key to saving lives. ~Patrick Dobson
In addition to the annual campaign, Fleet Feet donates a portion of its sales to ACS all month long. The Mizuno special breast cancer edition shoe will be sold in the store, with $20 of every purchase donated to ACS.
For these two Real Men, breast cancer hits home. For Tony, he hopes his wife and young daughter never have to battle the disease, like his aunt did. “Anything that I can do to raise funds to find a cure and wipe out breast cancer would be fantastic. Every little bit helps,” said Tony.
Pat added, “The reality is these campaigns really do save lives. We are involved not only in raising money but most importantly to promote awareness of the effects of breast cancer and the importance of early detection because ultimately that is the key to saving lives.”
Through these efforts, Tony and Pat are able to show their support for women during breast cancer awareness month and beyond. “There’s great satisfaction coming to work every day knowing we’re making a difference,” said Tony.
To donate to the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/Stockton or stop in to Fleet Feet Sports today!