Mike Duff, owner of Crossfit Culpeper, just loves to give back.
That’s why he joined the Culpeper Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
He currently has two fundraisers running to help raise money for the campaign, including t-shirts for $30 and a Gabby Ghouls fundraiser through Wine and Design Oct. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more on the fundraiser, visit wineandesign.com or Crossfit Culpeper’s Facebook page.
“The American Cancer Society reached out to me through the Chamber and they wanted a business in each field,” Duff said. “I’ve been participating in Relay for Life for years. I love helping out in anyway I can for that.”
Duff, who hosts several fundraisers throughout the year for other charities, said that he was interested as soon as the ACS reached out to him.
“Part of my mission statement is that I want to be part of the community, not just in it,” Duff said.
He also raised $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and the local Veterans of Foreign War in May and is hosting a fundraiser for the Culpeper Toy Chest, the Jingle Bell Trot Dec. 2 at Yowell Meadow Park. All proceeds from that fundraiser will be used to purchase toys for the local organization.
But through October, he’s pledged to raise $2,500 for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
“Personally, it’s my family I’m helping out because we’ve been struck by that tragedy as well,” Duff said.
He is donated 40 percent of his monthly Fit Camp registration toward the program and is offering a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu special for $99 for the month of October with half of the funds going to the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
“Any donation makes a dent,” Duff said. “It makes a big difference to someone other than us.”