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Real Men Wear Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness

Real Men Wear Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
Real Men Wear Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
Real Men Wear Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
Local leaders to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society is excited to announce our Real Men Wear Pink of Hampton Roads candidates. In its fourth year in Hampton Roads, 18 area leaders will unite to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Participants will also raise awareness for breast cancer by wearing pink throughout the month of October. 

2019 Real Mean Wear Pink Candidates include:

  1. Joseph Bolton, Casey Honda
  2. Shaun Buford, Entercom Norfolk
  3. Tage Counts, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  4. Sen. Bill DeSteph, Virginia Senate
  5. Roberto Dial, Casey Kia
  6. Dr. Johnny Garcia, SimIS, Inc.
  7. Chris Green, American Cancer Society
  8. Gene Loving, Max Media
  9. Bryan Pettit, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  10. Paul Richardson, Max Media
  11. Joel Rubin, Rubin Communications Group
  12. Dr. Moussa Sissoko, Bon Secours Health System
  13. Dr. Alexander Starodub, Riverside Health Care
  14. Bryan Stephens, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  15. Coach Rod Taylor, Norfolk Admirals
  16. Robbie Vogler, Crossfit Instructor, Max Media
  17. Owen Watson, US Navy Veteran
  18. Rob Wyman, NASA Langley Research Center

Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the US every year. And so are more than 266,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. The American Cancer Society created the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to engage and empower male community leaders in the fight to end breast cancer. Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and competes to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.

While this campaign is a fundraising initiative, it also provides strong awareness efforts in the local community for the American Cancer Society and its efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. For more information about breast cancer and all types of cancer, visit or call 1-800-227-2345.

In honor of the American Cancer Society's National Real Men Wear Pink Day, we will welcome this year's candidates, friends, family and supporters to O'Connors Brewing Company, 211 W 24th St, Norfolk, VA, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, for a networking event from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  For more information about how to get involved with our mission, please contact Mrs. Michelle Sweezey, Community Development Manager, at



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