Proud to be a part of Real Men Wear Pink
Let's work together to #EndCancer
It is October so you may know that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am honored to be a part of the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink Class of 2021! I am raising money and awareness of this disease so that we can support life saving research, support those who are fighting, and create a world where this isn't the leading cause of cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
Unfortunately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. That's a truly amazing statistic and represents why we need to do what we can to support those that are going through a diagnosis and support research that will lessen its impact and hopefully eradicate it in our lifetime. And women aren't the only one's impacted by Breast Cancer. While more rare, Breast Cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 2600 men in 2021 and unfortunately over 500 will lose their lives. Because it is more rare and screenings aren't recommended for men, often times the diagnosis is at a much more advanced stage.
The good news is that the tides are turning on this battle! The five year survival rate when the cancer has not spread to the Lymph nodes is 99 percent. And Breast Cancer death rates have declined by 40% since 1989, which has saved over 375,000 lives.
I am also proud to be sponsored by our good friends at Weed Man Lawn Care Springfield/Hartford. Weed Man is supporting my effort in honor of my former colleague, Sue Rondeau. Sue was a wonderful person and great friend when I worked for Weed Man who we lost to Breast Cancer in February 2020. She courageously battled for nearly a decade. I am honored to raise money and awareness for her and everyone else who is fighting or has fought this dreadful disease.
Personally, I have wonderful people in my life that make this effort special to me. People like my wife, Sara and my daughters Callie and Lola. Even my son, Gavin. And of course my Mom, Joan, and my Mother-In-Law Beth (Who is a Bladder Cancer Survivor herself!). I hope to be a small part of creating a world where this diagnosis isn't a big deal, or this diagnosis doesn't even happen anymore.
Together we can end all forms of cancer, including Breast Cancer. If you are able to support my effort I would appreciate your support. It doesn't matter if you have $5 or $500, any bit of support is important. We all know in marketing that people tend to follow crowds, so the more individuals that support my effort, could encourage other individuals to support, also. Please take a look at my RMWP Fundraising page or check out my fundraiser on Facebook.