Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

Oct 14, 2021

Real Men Wear Pink is an American Cancer Society campaign that gets men involved in the fight against breast cancer. During the month of October, men in their communities across the United States help raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer by wearing pink in October.

Willis-Knighton employees – men and women – wore pink on Friday, Oct. 8, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Among those was Daniel Speir, chief therapist in radiation oncology at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center.

“I’m excited to be a part of Real Men Wear Pink and have the opportunity to give back and raise awareness for all of our breast cancer patients in the surrounding areas,” he said.

Cancer center employees will wear pink each Friday in October to join Speir and others throughout the country in their efforts to raise breast cancer awareness.

“Breast cancer impacts so many people in our communities – our friends, our families. We want to show survivors and those facing breast cancer diagnosis that we support them, we will fight with them and are here for them,” said Dana Jones, cancer center director.

“With the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, preventive screenings and mammograms have been delayed. Please make it a priority today for yourself and your loved ones to have your mammogram and preventive screening. Through awareness we can make an impact,” she urged.