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On the final day of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, Couwenhoven went all-out with a pink tutu, scarf and Converse. In this photo’s caption on Instagram, he thanked his friends, family and Tinley Park High School for their support all month long.
Randy Couwenhoven looks studious on Day 4 of the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. He wore pink every day in October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and aid. Photos Submitted
Couwenhoven was “tough enough to wear pink” on Day 13 of the challenge. “Very thankful for all the TPHS groups going above and beyond to support the cause,” he wrote on Instagram.
Amanda N. Marino, Editor
12:15 pm CST November 21, 2017

Cancer has had a profound impact on Randy Couwenhoven’s life. The Tinley Park High School vice principal was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005, and then again in 2009 and 2015.

He also said he knows several breast cancer survivors, including his mother-in-law.

With these motivators, Couwenhoven became one of 15 men who participated in the inaugural Real Men Wear Pink campaign in the south suburbs this October. The fundraiser collected $42,000 to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the South Suburbs.