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Real Men Wear Pink benefits cancer society

Courtesy photo Local participants in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign are (from left): Ed Moffett, Jeff Livermore, Scott Eakin, Izaac Christy (front), Mike Letizia, Michael Corso and Tae Ayers.

Campaign raises $41,000 in October

In its fourth year in central Pennsylvania, the Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised $41,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer.

During October, nine area leaders raised donations and encouraged community members to take action in the fight to end breast cancer.

Michael Corso of UPMC Altoona was the campaign’s top fundraiser, raising $21,213 to support the American Cancer Society and those impacted by breast cancer.

“We are grateful to all our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to our cause,” said Shannon Warburton, senior community development manager for the American Cancer Society. “Not only did they wear pink, but they raised awareness about breast cancer and made a huge commitment to raise funds to help save more lives. Those donations help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research and patient support.”

In addition to Corso, the 2019 Real Men Wear Pink candidates were: Mike Letizia of the Johnstown Toma-hawks; Izaac Christy, a student at Tyrone Middle School; Ed Moffett of the Altoona Curve; Scott Eakin of M&T Bank; Tae Ayers of S&T Bank; Superman Berrow of B4 Club Thera-py; Jeff Livermore of M&T Bank; and Robert Bilger of M&T Bank.

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018, an estimated 266,120 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 40,920 will die from the disease this year. 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.

For more information about breast cancer or the campaign, call

1-800-227-2345.

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