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Prominent Decatur Men Line Up for the 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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