Tim Halperin rallying men to Komen
Singer/Songwriter is a finalist for One Man Dallas Award and urging guys to embrace philanthropy.
by Rick Waters '95
Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012
Tim Halperin '10 was at TCU today to urge students to sign up for tomorrow's Fort Worth Komen Race for the Cure. (Photography by Tracy Sterling Bristol '80)
Tim Halperin '10 is a good man. And he's not hard to find these days.
The singer/songwriter from Omaha, Neb. who was an "American Idol" finalist in 2011 is now one of 21 finalists for the One Man Dallas award competition, which celebrates a the year's best Metroplex male for his involvement in the community, his personality, intelligence and fitness.
Now in its second year, the One Man Project was initiated to encourage more men to volunteer in their communities and to recognize those who do.
Halperin is no stranger to philanthropy. Now a national partner to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, he has served the Fort Worth and Dallas affiliates since 2010 with performances in the organization's events to raise awareness and concern for breast cancer survivors. Halperin is best known for his Komen anthem "We Fight Back," which he wrote two years ago as a tribute to the group's members. The song has been featured as the centerpiece of the last two Frogs For the Cure programs, including last year's group dance video.
Today, Tim was at TCU to rally students - especially men - to run with his Team Tim tomorrow
Tim is in demand as a performer at Race for the Cure events, including last year’s Global Race in Washington, D.C.; the largest race in the country in St. Louis; and races in Michigan, California and Puerto Rico, as well as Fort Worth and Dallas. He also was the halftime entertainer for the NFL Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints breast cancer game. Tim’s song has been licensed by Belk, Incorporated, General Mills, and he has been featured in a Target ad and promoted by Dallas DJ Kidd Kraddick and his “Idol Got It Wrong” series.
To encourage other men to get involved in the Komen cause, Tim is leading a two-part community service project for One Man Dallas. The first effort is to register the team with the largest number of men for the Fort Worth Race of the Cure on Saturday. After the race, he will perform his new cancer tribute “Cross That Line” song.
Tim’s second community service Komen project takes place at the TCU Frogs for the Cure baseball contest on Saturday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. At the Mother’s Day game, Tim will challenge all males in attendance to sign a pledge to encourage the women they love to be screened for breast cancer. The University of North Texas Health Science Center, game day sponsor, will provide an incentive to all who take the “Cross That Line” pledge and baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle and the team will take the pledge.
Online voting for One Man Dallas finalists is open now and contiues through May 10 at www.onemandallas.com. Voters can cast their support for Tim once a day before the winner is announced at the Aloft Dallas Downtown hotel on May 10. Tickets for that event are $25 and anyone participating in Tim’s community service projects will receive free admission.
On the Web:
Tim Halperin website - www.timhalperin.com
Vote for Tim - www.onemandallas.com
Komen Race for the Cure