Real men fight breast cancer

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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

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