In its inaugural year in West Virginia, the Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised over $70,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer. During October, 34 area leaders raised donations and encouraged community members to take action in the fight to end breast cancer.
Kevin Fowler was the campaign’s top fundraiser, raising $12,166 to support the American Cancer Society and those impacted by breast cancer.
“We are grateful to Kevin Fowler and all our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to our cause,” said Julie Ellenwood, Senior Manager Community Development for the American Cancer Society. “Not only did they wear pink, but they raised awareness about breast cancer and made a huge commitment to raise funds to help save more lives. Those donations help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.”
“No one should have to face a breast cancer diagnosis alone,” said Kevin Fowler, President and CEO, CabellHuntington Hospital. “That’s why I joined the American Cancer Society in support of their lifesaving work by participating in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. This is a cause I personally believe in, and I’m happy to do what I can in support of the American Cancer Society’s efforts.”
In addition to Kevin Fowler, the 2018 Real Men Wear Pink candidates were: Robert Shafer, Ben Moosavi, Mark Morgan, Timothy Woodward, Danny Scalise, Jeremy Hall, John Norman, Larry Mazza, Allan McVey, David Mullins, Clay Marsh, Phillip Wright, Andrew Byrd, Nicholas Oxley, Greg Elkins, Josh Baldwin, Daniel Moore, Anthony Jenkins, Chris Wood, Rick Boothby, Ryan Morgan, Bryan Hughes, Richard Eid, Matthew Midkiff, Richard Goldberg, Caleb Gibson, Mark Heitman, Scott Sincoff, Austin Pollack, Van Broughton, Dale Sparks, Rob Johnson, and Dave Zimmerman.
Article by the American Cancer Society