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‘Real Men Wear Pink’ kick-off for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is time for the real men who wear pink to step up and raise money for a great cause.

Ambassadors join in the fight against breast cancer and look to raise funds with different events like a puppy wash, a pickleball tournament, and a scavenger hunt at the Biloxi Town Green.

Another event takes place this Saturday at Edgewater Mall as luminary bags will be available for $10. The bags will represent those who have lost their battle to cancer and honor breast cancer survivors as well.

‘Real Men Wear Pink’ Ambassador John McCarty tells News 25 breast cancer hits close to home and he knows every single donation counts. “My grandmother lost her fight with breast cancer when I was in college. And to watch her go through that, it hurt. It was rough. And that was one of the reasons I joined Real Men Wear Pink. It is because she did not win her battle with cancer, but if we can help someone win their battle, it will be worth it.”

Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.

To donate, volunteer, or find other ways to get involved visit realmenwearpinkacs.org/gulfcoastms.

The candidates’ goal in South Mississippi is to raise $150,000.

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