Men across the Triad will unite to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink of the Triad 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. The campaign kicked off recently at a baseball game with the High Point Rockers announcing the 2019 participants and lasts through October.
“These Real Men are leaders that have stepped up,” said Nick McNeill, Community Development Manager with the American Cancer Society and 2018 Real Men Wear Pink of the Triad Runner-up. “They have chosen to use their platform and network in the community and show that they want to join in the fight against breast cancer.”
Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts the challenge to raise at least $2,500, with a combined goal of $50,000. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research and patient support. To encourage each Real Men Wear Pink participant to be successful, a prize along with bragging rights is handed out to the top fundraiser. Last year the grand prize was a behind the scenes tour of the Carolina Panthers, this year’s prize has yet to be announced.
Currently the 2019 Real Men Wear Pink participants are:
- Caleb McNeill, 5th Grade Student
- Troy Thee, American Cancer Society
- Greg Seabolt, Randolph County Sherriff’s Office
- Derrick Wadleigh, American Bean
- Reid Miller, The Ingredient House
- Denny Langford, Retired US Army
- Dean Zayonce, FedEx
- Bill Porter, Street Level Media
- Chad Thomas, Piedmont Truck Center
- Chad Smith, One Bad Chad
- Garrett Robinson, Wake Forest Baptist Health
- Jeff Crittenden, Golf Professional
- Mario Singleton, Cone Health
- Mark Maez, Honda Aircraft
- William Copeland, Lucid Hearing
- Adam Constantine, Pace Communications
- Corey Hunt, Corey Hunt Band
Click here for more information about Real Men Wear Pink, including a donation portal for participants.
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018, an estimated 266,120 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 40,920 will die from the disease this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women other than skin cancer.
About the American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle. Visit cancer.org.