Real men fight breast cancer

Posted: Updated:
John Foulston John Foulston
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

John Foulston is many things:  a husband, father and a breast cancer survivor. 

"Got out of the shower one morning and said to my wife 'that doesn't look right, does it?' And she said 'no' and grabbed and said 'you've got a lump,'" said Foulston. 

Foulston's doctor sent him for a mammogram. He still remembers what his first thought was.

"All the complaints I hear from the women about how bad it is," said Foulston. 

Breast cancer is typically associated with women, but more men, like Foulston, are speaking up about their experiences.

KAKE News and the American Cancer Society are partnering for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Saturday, October 14th at the Waterfront. 

Foulston will be there. Along with KAKE's own Jay Prater. He has seen first-hand the damage caused by breast cancer.

"It's been unfortunate. I've had to bear witness to some of my of co-workers go through the fight," said Prater. 

He is one of this year's Real Men Wear Pink, a group of prominent Wichita men raising money to fight breast cancer. Money raised goes towards cancer research. Foulston has a history of both breast cancer and prostate cancer. 

"For me, research is just absolutely key because they need to find out what's going on with me and my family," said Foulston. 

Money raised will also toward support services like rides to treatment and hotel stays for out of town services, just to name a few. 

"The more we can make people aware, so they can get treatment early. That's really what was my salvation," said Foulston. 

Click here if you would like to donate to Real Men Wear Pink to support the American Cancer Society

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have a photo to share with us? Email it to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE

  • Most Popular Stories

    • Closings & Delays

      The latest list of school and weather-related closings and delays.

    • Stepmother of missing Wichita boy arrested for child endangerment

      The stepmother of a missing 5-year-old Wichita boy has been booked into the Sedgwick County Jail. 

    • Missing boy's father believes son is still alive

      Wichita Police have arrested 26-year-old Emily Glass. Glass is the last person to see her five-year-old stepson, Lucas Hernandez, before he went missing.

    • Court document released in Wichita YMCA child rape case

      Caleb Gaston, 21, is charged with two counts of rape and remains held on $1 million bond.

    • More winter weather hitting Wichita

      Sleet and freezing rain are all the makings for disastrous driving conditions.  “The weather, you know, it’s Kansas,” Wichita resident, Jerry Caddell said. 

    • Kansas woman charged after children allegedly given meds

      Johnson County authorities charged 37-year-old Therese Roever Wednesday. Her bond was set at $1 million.

    • Another round of ice for KAKEland

      On the heels of Tuesday’s wintry weather, another system takes aim at KAKEland late Wednesday into Thursday and roads could once again turn slippery.

    • Florida student mistaken for gunman: 'I knew any move I made would be the end of my life'

       Moments after the gunfire subsided and he thought he was safe, Lorenzo Prado said he was confronted by six officers pointing guns in his face.

    • The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    • Kansas soldier dies in Iraq

      The Department of Defense said Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad.