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Mayor Buttigieg makes a statement as newest "Pink Tie Guy"

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It's not everyday that a mayor's fashion choice makes headlines.  But the tie choice Mayor Pete Buttigieg made Monday is certainly getting a lot of positive attention.

Mayor Buttigieg became the latest "Pink Tie Guy." 

"One of the commitments that the Pink Tie Guys make is that every month on the 8th of the month we'll wear that pink tie.  The number eight is very significant because one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime," said Mayor Buttigieg during a media conference downtown Monday.  "That's why we both need to invest in a cure and invest in awareness.  Early detection can really make a difference between life and death."

Sheri Miller Story was also at Monday's media conference.  She is the Executive Director for the Northern Indiana affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  She is a breast cancer survivor who explained the importance of having men involved in the fight against the disease.  "I have what I call a co-survivor, which is my husband," Miller Story said.  "He survived breast cancer with me for that whole year, so it's really important that men are out there speaking on behalf of the mission and creating awareness."

This is also the third year for the Pink Your Porch campaign.  Martin's Super Markets are selling pink light bulbs for $5.00 to help you show your support for the cause.

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