In its second year in Smith County, several prominent area men will take a stand against breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
Throughout the month of October, Real Men Wear Pink candidates will encourage women in their lives and in the community to take action in the fight for a world without breast cancer.
“In addition to wearing pink and raising awareness about breast cancer, these men will be raising funds to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from breast cancer,” said Jessica Medcalf, community development manager for the American Cancer Society. “Funds raised allow the society to help save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.”
Each Real Men Wear Pink candidate is charged with a fundraising challenge and will compete to be the top fundraiser among the other candidates by the end of the campaign.
“No one should have to face a breast cancer diagnosis alone,” said Emmanuel Brown, Real Men Wear Pink candidate. “That’s why I joined the American Cancer Society in support of their lifesaving work by becoming a candidate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. This is a cause I personally believe in, and I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for the Society’s efforts.”
The 2017 Real Men Wear Pink candidate nominations are currently being accepted until Aug. 18. Nomination forms can be found on www.Makingstrideswalk.org/realmensmithcoTX or can be picked up from the ACS office located at 1301 S. Broadway in Tyler.
All candidates are nominated by friends, family and constituents and are encouraged to wear pink in the month of October to show their support. Fundraising efforts run Sept. 1-31. This friendly competition between the candidates culminates in a final Pink Party to announce the top fundraiser and give prizes for the candidates.
“Our community can make a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer,” said Jessica Medcalf, community development manager for the American Cancer Society. “We are grateful to our Real Men Wear Pink candidates for lending their voices to our cause and fighting for everyone touched by breast cancer.”
For more information about breast cancer or the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in Smith County call 903-597-1383 or email .