In its inaugural year in DuPage County, prominent area men will take a stand against breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Among them will be West Chicago’s Mayor Ruben Pineda. Throughout the month of October, Real Men Wear Pink candidates will encourage women in their lives and in the community to take action in the fight against breast cancer.
“No one should have to face a breast cancer diagnosis alone,” said Mayor Ruben Pineda of West Chicago. “That’s why I joined the American Cancer Society in support of their lifesaving work by becoming a candidate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.” The campaign began in September and will conclude October 31, 2016.
The current roster of 2016 DuPage County Real Men Wear Pink candidates are: Mike Caliendo, Winfield, Caliendo’s of Winfield; Matthew Cross, Downers Grove, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital; Roger Gold, Schaumburg, Medulla LLC; Dr. Sanjeeb Khatua, Plainfield, Edward Elmhurst Hospital; Stephen Lindsay, Wheaton, Lufthansa; Tim McEnery, Countryside, Cooper’s Hawk, Vaughn Moore, Itasca, AIT; Steve Muehlfelt, Wheaton, Cooper’s Corner; Mayor Ruben Pineda of West Chicago; Mike Shereck, Naperville, Executive Coach; Dr. Steven Sigalove, Northwestern; and Scott McKay, Geneva, (95.9 The River).
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2016, an estimated 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,450 will die from the disease this year. In Illinois, 10,160 women will be diagnosed this year and 1,660 will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women other than skin cancer. “Our community can make a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer,” said John Miller, Senior Market Manager of Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society. “We are grateful to our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to our cause and fighting for everyone touched by breast cancer.”
For more information about breast cancer or the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in DuPage call 630-932-1151 or visit www.cancer.org.