September 2018
2018 Class of Pink Tie Guys will Host "PINK TIE AFFAIR"

September 14, 2018   5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York - Twin Tiers Region® Announces 2018 “Pink Tie Guys”
2018 Class of Pink Tie Guys will Host “PINK TIE AFFAIR” on September 14, 2018
National Soaring Museum at Harris Hill

ELMIRA, N.Y.  Komen Upstate New York - Twin Tiers Region, is proud to announce the class of 2018 Pink Tie Guys - a group of corporate, healthcare, and civic leaders from across the region, who have made a commitment to the fight against breast cancer. The 2018 class will be recognized officially at The Pink Tie Affair, a cocktail fundraiser at the National Soaring Museum (Harris Hill) on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm. Representing a wide range of male leaders who live in the Twin Tiers service region, these gentlemen have a personal connection to breast cancer or dedication to philanthropy and include:   

  • Bruce Chalmers - H. Strauss Clothiers

  • Mike Contando - Hilliard Corporation

  • Marty Conwell - Ray Jewelers

  • Kevin Coughlin, MD - Arnot Health

  • Sean Hanrahan - Mustico Law 

  • Mike Hosey - Elmira Savings Bank, retired

  • Jim Gerhardt - Corning Museum of Glass

  • Karl Krebs - Chemung Canal Trust Company

  • Mike Kunigonis - Corning Incorporated

  • Xavier Lafosse - Corning Incorporated

  • Sam Lubin

  • Jonathan Lawrence - Arnot Health

  • Chris Malcolm - Wegmans

  • Josh Navone, Esq.; True Love Schooner Excursions

  • Mark Rogus - Corning Incorporated, retired

  • Tom Santulli - Chemung County Executive

  • Brian Whisenhunt - Rockwell Museum

Komen recognizes these outstanding leaders in the Twin Tiers’ community who are working to fulfill our mission of a world without breast cancer.

Tickets for the event are available online at or In addition to the $50/person ticket price, the following group support levels are available: 

  • The Ascot:             $1,000, includes 8 tickets

  • The Cravat:            $500, includes 6 tickets

  • The Bow Tie:         $250, includes 4 tickets

  • The Bolo:               $125, includes 2 tickets                                      Or contact the office at 607-203-0102.

The Pink Tie Affair will kick-off Komen Twin Tiers’ Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, which include informational opportunities, Dine Out for the Cure at participating restaurants throughout the month, and the Bowl for the Cure at Crystal Lanes in Corning, October 28th.  More information will be available on each of these events at  

About Susan G. Komen Upstate New York:

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest private breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

Komen Upstate New York is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Komen has invested a total of some $13 million in community breast health programs covering the 49-county Upstate New York region, and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.

For more information about Komen Upstate New York, breast health or breast cancer, visit Connect with us on Facebook at: Susan G. Komen Upstate New York, or call 607-203-0102 or 607-426-3405

National Soaring Museum at Harris Hill
51 Soaring Hill Drive
Elmira, NY 14903
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