Like so many of our Real Men Wear Pink candidates, Jeffrey Sheehan of Oakland, MI, put a personal touch on his fight for a world without breast cancer. This year alone, Jeffrey raised more than $218,000 with the help of his network of friends, family, and colleagues to surpass his goal of $200,000.
This is the second year that Jeffrey was named the top Real Men Wear Pink candidate – raising more than $91,000 in 2018 to take the title. His desire to help others who are fighting breast cancer inspired those around him to support his efforts, which enabled him to more than double the amount he raised last year.
“I strongly believe that some of us are more fortunate than others, and it is our responsibility and duty to pay that forward in any way we can in life. I am simply paying it forward,” Jeffrey said.
After losing a close friend to breast cancer, the Real Men Wear Pink campaign gave Jeffrey a way to help fund our mission, including our research and patient services. His passion and participation were invaluable to the success of the Real Men Wear Pink of Oakland County campaign.
Jeffrey didn’t just champion his own campaign;he also encouraged fellow candidates to take their campaigns to the next level. He personally engaged with Grant Navarre – #2 candidate nationwide – to help him reach his goal of $100,000.
“I am a team player, and Grant Navarre inspired me in 2018, even though I never met him. I wanted Grant to meet his personal goal and so I helped," Jeffrey explained.
Who wouldn’t want to get to know this ambassador? Jeffrey currently serves as the president of the Johnstone Supply Eastern Michigan Group and chairman of the Board for the Johnstone Cooperative. He is seen as a leader, serving on several boards both in his community and the industry. Most importantly, Jeffrey is a proud husband to Deborah and a father to two daughters and a son.
Congratulations, Jeffrey, on this top honor!
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About Real Men Wear Pink of Oakland County
Jeffrey is one of 24 men that participated in the Real Men Wear Pink of Oakland County, which finished second in the nation. “This passionate group of men raised more than $309,000 surpassing their goal of $300,000,” said
Julie Featherston, senior community development manager. “Their success was due to the ambassadors collaboration from the start for the greater good of the entire campaign.”