SPOKANE, Wash. -- In 2013, the Eastern Washington Susan G. Komen Foundation recruited 12 local men to become what it calls “Pink Tie Guys.” One of those men is now using his rap skills to bring awareness to the cause.
Demetrius Phillips goes by Johnny College in the music world. He graduated from Gonzaga University and six years ago, he co-started Whurlwind Entertainment, a rap duo in Spokane.
“We always knew with Whurlwind Entertainment we wanted to be more than just music,” said Phillips.
Phillips started donating when he was touched by the generosity of a friend who donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He turned his concerts into fundraising opportunities.
In 2013, the organization asked him to be one of its local “Pink Tie Guys.” It consists of a group of 12 men in the community from all different backgrounds. They use their strengths to help the cause.
Philips said the foundation asked him to make a song about breast cancer awareness. It eventually turned into a rap music video shot by North By Northwest.
“We all know someone affected by cancer, these brave souls know giving up is not the answer,” said Philips.
The “Pink Tie Guys” are having a movie night at 5:00 at the Garland Theater Saturday. It will feature drinks desserts and the showing of the movie bridesmaids. You could wear your ugliest bridesmaid dresses to win prizes.