Tim DuVall understands how devastating breast cancer can be. He lost his first wife, Angelia DuVall, to the disease at age 41 in 2012.
“It was her second battle,” the Westfield resident said. “She was first diagnosed in 2009 or 2010, and it came back in 2011.”
DuVall, a partner in the Katz, Sapper & Miller accounting firm, is doing his best to raise money for Susan G. Komen Central Indiana. DuVall, who became a Komen board member in January, is one of five contestants for Pink Tie Guy of the Year. The top fundraiser earns the title. The Pink Tie Ball is set for Sept. 8 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
“We’ve sent out information and asked people to donate,” said DuVall, who is being assisted by his wife, Mary. “We had a Sip and Shop event at AH Collection and they donated 15 percent of their sales to his campaign.”
DuVall’s biggest fundraiser is an Aug. 23 golf outing at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel. Check-in is at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golf and dinner is $200. Dinner only is $75. There also will be a silent auction.
DuVall and his wife will host a tennis, lunch and fashion show Aug. 31 at The Bridgewater Club.
“It’s mostly my wife and I getting the word out and getting ancillary help,” DuVall said. “At our firm, a couple of marketing people are helping us.”
DuVall said his children, Kyle, 23, and Cara, 19, have been helpful in supporting the event, along with his stepdaughter, Tiffany.
“We felt this was the right time to get involved to see where and how we can help,” DuVall said. “We’re trying to raise the most money and hopefully we’re on the right track to do that.”
For more, visit komencentralindiana.org/TimDuVall.