'Real Men' invited to wear pink in October

Last year, 11 men in Southern Illinois raised over $12,000 for the Real Men Wear Pink of Southern Illinois campaign.

In its second year in Southern Illinois, the American Cancer Society is looking for a few Real Men to wear pink throughout October and commit to take action in the fight against breast cancer as part of the Real Men Wear Pink of Southern Illinois Campaign.

“In addition to wearing pink and raising awareness about breast cancer, these men will be raising funds to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle and save more lives from breast cancer,” said Stephanie Smith, community development manager for the American Cancer Society. 

“Funds raised help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.”

Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fund-raising challenge and competes to be the top fund-raiser by the end of the campaign. 

Men can participate as individuals or businesses and groups can get their men together to participate as a group throughout the month of October.

Last year, 11 men in Southern Illinois raised over $12,000 for the Real Men Wear Pink of Southern Illinois campaign.

“Our communities can make a huge impact in the breast cancer cause,” Smith said. 

“We are grateful to our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to this cause and fighting for everyone affected by breast cancer.”

More information about breast cancer and about how to become a part of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in Southern Illinois is available by calling 618-926-5632, emailing stephanie.smith@cancer.org or visiting www.realmenwearpinkacs.org/southernillinoisIL.

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