Why am I wearing PINK in October? Because Real Men Wear Pink

Why am I wearing PINK in October? Because Real Men Wear Pink

Why am I wearing PINK in October? Because it brings questions, strange looks, and conversation. Because Real Men Wear Pink.

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Today marks the start of the Real Men Wear Pink of the Valley campaign. We can change these statistics with awareness and funding. If I wear pink everyday in October it may lead to one more person getting a screening or one more person learning about symptoms early enough to be treated. If you can give $10, $20, $100, or more you are helping. Just sharing this blog post is helping save lives. Thank you for your support! Thanks for sharing this post! Thanks for making a difference!

real men wear pink

1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

On average, 1 women will die every 13 minutes due to breast cancer.


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Join the Real Men of the Valley to help us all raise $50,000 this year.

Jeffrey Cline – Jeff’s Welding

Paul Riner – Riner Rental

Steven Faught – Shenandoah Automotive

Dave Urso – Blue Ridge Community College

Danny Grogg – Rockingham County Public Schools

Dan Withers – Pendleton Community Bank

Robert Keens – Keens Storage Trailers & Containers

Rad Dansey – Spotswood High School

David Barnes – James Madison University

Russ Blanton – Union Bank & Trust

Kyle Rogers – WHSV-TV

Robert Russell 

Nicholas Pearl – Harrisonburg Radio Group

Andrew Wiley – Consumers Auto Warehouse, Inc.

Chiedo – Chiedo Labs

John Otsuki – BlueStone Fabrics, Inc.

Jonathan Lindsay – Union Bank & Trust

Dillon Wilson

Mark Hall – Graham Packaging

Bill Freeman – Rocking R ACE Hardware

Branden Fauber – Augusta Woods

Jonathan Erdman – Walmart, Inc.


First Friday Art Opening – Scott Jost

Each month on the First Friday we host a new artist art opening in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come view the show and get a tour the Depot! We will have food and drink available!

October 5, 2018

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gaines Group Architects

141 W. Bruce St. Suite 201

Harrisonburg, VA

Scott Jost

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Confluences

Scott Jost

The Chesapeake Bay and its watershed extend over parts of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Chesapeake Bay is the third largest estuary in the world, and its watershed is home to more than 17 million people. In these photographs and my forthcoming book, Confluence: Rivers and Streams in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, I am creating a portrait of this vast historical and ecological treasure by focusing on its river and stream origins and confluences. To date, I’ve photographed approximately 180 sites in 6 states.

Differences in the landscapes surrounding places where rivers and streams originate reveal the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s tremendous range and diversity. Confluences are the points at which waters originating in varied geographies and ecosystems within the watershed meet. They are often historically important in relation to settlement, industry, commerce, transportation and defense, and represent important intersections of nature and culture.

Confluence: Rivers and Streams in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, expected from George F. Thompson Publishing in fall 2019, will include 70 full-color panoramic photographs, an essay on the photography by Seth Feman, Curator of Photography at the Chrysler Museum of Art, several additional brief essays written by environmental historians and others with specific expertise in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, maps, and interpretive captions.

Through these photographs, I hope to contribute to a greater understanding of the historical and contemporary Bay and its watershed, and to reflect on its prospects for the future.

Ultimately, I hope my work can contribute to an enhanced awareness of and appreciation for our local, regional and national waterways.