Nominations now being accepted for 2017 Class of Real Men Wear Pink

The American Cancer Society is now accepting nominations for 2017 Real Men Wear Pink Campaign.  In its second year, The Real Men Wear Pink campaign supports the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event in Erie PA.

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 240,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. That is why we're seeking nominations of men to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink.   This group of distinguished community leaders raises awareness and money to support The American Cancer Society's breast cancer initiatives and help save lives.

The 2017 Real Men Making Wear Pink campaign is looking to recruit a group of about 15 men from the Northwest Pennsylvania area to compete to be the REAL MAN of Northwest PA.  They will earn this title through fundraising efforts and promoting breast cancer awareness.   Last year, Mark Eisert, Owner of Millennium Sound and Corry Area School District teacher was named the area's 1st Real Man.  Other members of the Class of 2016 included:  Tom Kennedy, Renaissance Centre; James Toohey, MacDonald, Illig Attorneys; Jim Berlin, Logistics Plus; Dr. Eric Svenson, Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute; Tom New, WQLN; RJ Messenger, Iron Empire Clothing; Coach Nick DeSantis, Central Tech; Dan Perfetto, Mercyhurst Prep; and Odis B. Cheathams, General Electric.

Each Real Man candidate will be expected to:

Do you know the perfect candidate?  Nominations will be accepted up to May 1, 2017. The 2017 class of men will be announced mid-July.  For a nomination form please contact the American Cancer Society at 814-866-5174 or 

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress,14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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