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Real Men Wear Pink of Fauquier County Needs Men to Fight Breast Cancer
September 1 - October 31
Calling for Real Men in Pink – Fauquier County Needs Men to Fight Breast Cancer with the 4th Annual
Real Men Wear Pink of Fauquier County
WHAT: The fourth annual Real Men Wear Pink (RMWP) of Fauquier County will be held this October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and run through the end of the year. The 2020 campaign raised $28,599 to help fight breast cancer, exceeding the total amount raised during the first campaign’s first two year.
Real Men Wear Pink (RMWP) is a national program of the American Cancer Society (ACS), taking place in communities across the US to help fund cutting-edge breast cancer research, free rides to treatment for cancer patients, free lodging at ACS Hope Lodges across the country for patients who need to travel out of town for treatment and a free 24/7 cancer hotline offering face-to-face video chats with cancer information specialists at 1-800-227-2345.
WHO: Eric Maybach, commissioner of Revenue for Fauquier County, was the top RMWP of Fauquier County for 2020, raising $5,296. He is returning as a RMWP participant for 2021.
CONTACT: American Cancer Society volunteer and State Farm Agent of Warrenton Carmen Rivera is recruiting and leading the RMWP campaign in Fauquier County for the 3rd consecutive year. To join or learn more, contact Carmen at [email protected] (540)347-1566 or Penny Horner at [email protected] or
Carmen says, “I’m very proud to be part of the 2021 Real Men Wear Pink campaign for the American Cancer Society for the 4th year in a row. We have some amazing, dedicated gentlemen in Fauquier County who really care about fighting breast cancer because it impacts their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters. The American Cancer Society is the largest non-profit funder of cancer research outside the federal government and is the leading organization in the fight against breast cancer.”
“Real Men Wear Pink of Fauquier County did an amazing job of raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer under the challenging circumstances of the pandemic last year. We are thankful for Carmen’s leadership of the campaign,” says breast cancer survivor Penny Horner, American Cancer Society community development manager. “COVID-19 put the American Cancer Society’s mission at risk for the first time in our history, creating a significant shortfall and reducing our ability to fund all cancer research. Every dollar raised by our Real Men Wear Pink of Fauquier County is more important than ever to help find new cures and save more lives from breast cancer. The American Cancer Society is the largest non-profit funder of cancer research outside the federal government.”
Men as well as women can get breast cancer. One in eight women and one in 833 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes.
BREAST CANCER FACTS & FIGURES
• For the first time, female breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.
• An estimated 284,200 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the US in 2021, including about 2,650 men.
• There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the US today.
• The death rate from breast cancer dropped by 41% from 1989 to 2018 as a result of early detection, screening, and treatment advances.
• Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. ACS’s commitment to health equity includes a $48.6 million investment in research to help understand cancer inequalities and create strategies for overcoming them.
• ACS currently has $69 million in breast cancer through 162 grants.
• ACS has invested more than $56 million in metastatic breast cancer research.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 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 Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.