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2018 Pink Tie Guy – Kyle Vannoni
Kyle Vannoni is a District Manager with Republic National Distributing Company. Originally from Riley, Indiana, Kyle has lived in Indianapolis for 11 years with his wife Chelsea and Bichon Frise’, Spencer. Kyle’s passion for Komen stems from losing his mother, Peggy Vannoni, to breast cancer when he was just 12 years old. He also lost his aunt, Judy Divine, to breast cancer. Kyle has captained a Wabash Valley Race for the Cure team for 22 years. Additionally, he started an annual 100 mile “Tour de Komen” cycling event from Fishers to Terre Haute to fundraise for Komen Central Indiana.
Why Be a Pink Tie Guy?
It is important for Kyle to not only be an advocate for people in his community fighting breast cancer, but to be a male voice for this cause. Last year, Kyle won the “Volunteer of the Year Award” for the Wabash Valley Race for the Cure. After this, he knew he had to expand his efforts drastically and continue to make an effort to help save lives. One does not beat cancer alone, but with their family, friends and their community. It takes a village for someone to successfully beat cancer, and Kyle believes he can be someone who can make a big impacting driving initiative. His goal is for no other young child to ever have to lose a parent to breast cancer.
Favorite vacation spot: Lake Cumberland
Favorite watering hole in Indy: Chatham Tap Fishers
Random fact that not many people know: Used to be a proficient violin and piano player
Favorite Color: Gun-metal
Dream car: Bentley SUV
Other fun fact: Kyle is a follower of Jesus Christ and a member at Trader’s Point Christian Church. He loves spending time with family, one of the most important things in his life. His family includes wife, Chelsea, dad, Paul Vannoni, Godparents, Sue and Bill Verdyen of Riley, in-laws, Lynda and Chuck McCollom of Zionsville, sister, Maria Knauer of Carmel, Aunt Debby and Uncle Jerry of Geist, and his RNDC work family — all provide guidance and support in all areas of his life for which he is so grateful.
Hobbies: Bodybuilding, cycling, boating, watching his sports teams — Bulls, Cowboys, White Sox, Purdue — and along with his wife keeping up on DVR shows.