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Prominent Decatur Men Line Up for the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

St. Mary’s Hospital, WSOY/Neuhoff Media and StormCenter 17 Team Up for the 3rd Annual Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

Decatur, IL - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, October 2009, St. Mary’s Hospital, WSOY/Neuhoff Media, and StormCenter 17 are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Real Men Wear Pink (RMWP) campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of an annual mammogram.  St. Mary’s, WSOY/Neuhoff Radio, and StormCenter 17 encourage the men in the community to wear pink each Friday in October and to encourage the women in their lives to schedule a yearly mammogram.

The 2009 Real Men Wear Pink campaign will officially kick off with a live WSOY radio remote at The Brass Horn’s annual Trunk Show on Friday, October 2nd.  The Brass Horn is donating a portion of every pink item sold in October to the Friends of St. Mary’s Foundation – Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

This year, Lori Kerans, Head Coach of Millikin University’s Women’s Basketball team and Chair of the
St. Mary’s Oncology Advisory Council, is assisting with the RMWP campaign.  She has worked with Millikin and area high school football teams to schedule RMWP games, where each school will participate in some way and hold fundraisers to benefit the RMWP campaign.

Real Men Wear Pink Game Dates are: 

  Sept. 11th  Argenta-Oreana hosts Clinton
                   Maroa-Forsyth hosts Shelbyville
  Sept. 25th  St. Teresa hosts Shelbyville
                   Sangamon Valley hosts Pleasant Plains
  October 3rd  Millikin University hosts North Central
  October 6th  LSA hosts Mt. Zion Junior Varsity
  October 9th  Central A&M hosts Warrensburg-Latham
                     Cerro Gordo hosts Tri-County
                     Meridian hosts Argenta-Oreana
                     MacArthur hosts Normal
                     Mt. Zion hosts Newton
  October 16th Eisenhower hosts Bloomington

The coaches participating in the RMWP campaign:
  Tom Saunches,  Argenta Oreana High School
  Mark Ramsey,  Central A&M High School
  Paul Workman,  Cerro Gordo High School
  Rick Austin,  Eisenhower High School
  Steve Smith,  LSA High School
  Derek Spates,  MacArthur High School
  Josh Jostes,  Maroa Forsyth High School
  Eric Hurelbrink,  Meridian High School
  Doug Neibuhr,  Millikin University
  Dave Smith,  Mt. Zion High School
  Scott Davis,  St. Teresa High School
  Michael Lee,  Sangamon Valley High School
  Dave Hanson,  Warrensburg Latham High School

The Real Men in Pink for 2009:
  Deputy Chief Jeff Abbott,  Decatur Fire Department
  Jason Anderson, DPM,  Neuro & Orthopaedic Medicine at St. Mary’s
  Drew Blickensderfer,  Crew Chief, Roush Fenway Racing
  Ron Brown,   Illinois Department of Public Health
  Brian Byers,   WSOY
  Deputy Chief James Chervinko, Decatur Police Department
  Adil Habib, MD,   St. Mary’s Gastroenterology
  Aric Lee,   WDZ Sports/Talk 1050 AM “The Fan”
  Mike McElroy,   Mayor of Decatur
  Fr. Joseph Molloy,   Holy Family Parish
  Dhirendra Patel, MD,  St. Mary’s Adult and Geriatric Medicine
  Gaurang Patel, MD,  St. Mary’s Adult and Geriatric Medicine
  Sean Streaty,   StormCenter 17
  George Streckfuss,  The Brass Horn
  John Taylor,   ADM
  Mario Velasco, MD,  Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois
  Anthony Walker,   Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce
  Bob Wiesemann,  Continental Carbonic Inc.

For more information, please contact Kelly Finn at 217-464-1300. 



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