Stockbridge, Ga. (August 26, 2013) – Nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Piedmont Henry Hospital is fighting that statistic in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by spreading awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, a campaign designed to encourage women to take preventive action in the fight against breast cancer.
For the fifth consecutive year, a team of prominent Henry County men will take a stand against breast cancer. Throughout the month of October, the men encourage women in their lives and in the community to take preventive action in the fight against breast cancer by learning more about early detection methods and scheduling a mammogram. The Real Men of 2013 are:
- Rodney Christopher: Central Georgia EMC
- Capers Green: Henry County Police Department
- Greg Guy: Goodyear Aviation
- Seth Hoover: Momentum Christian Church
- Bill Lacy: Henry County Fire Department
- Patrick McHugh: 15th Street Pizza & Pub
- Curt Miller: Ola High School
- Dale Rutledge: State Representative
- Leonard Moreland: Heritage Bank
- Will Turpin: Collective Soul
This year’s pink events include:
Saturday, September 28 – Meet the Real Men
Come out to Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet the 2013 Real Men. Pink swag and breast cancer awareness information will be given away at the event.
Saturday, October 5 - Diva Dash Run
This run/walk benefits Piedmont Henry’s breast cancer awareness efforts. The Diva Dash run is at 9 a.m. at Southern Belle Farm. Dress in your best diva costume and win a prize. Register for the Diva Dash Run in advance at getsetgrow.com or on the day of the run/walk beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Saturday, October 5 – Third Annual Save the Udders Day!
Celebrate breast cancer survivors with a PINK parade and PINK balloon release at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough at 11 a.m. Pink swag and breast cancer awareness information will be given away at the event. Admission discounts available. Breast cancer survivors get in free. Visit southernbellefarm.com for more information.
Thursday, October 10 - Ladies’ Night Out
Meet this year’s Real Men on the McDonough Square from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at this McDonough Main Street program. Visit participating merchants and drop by the Piedmont Henry table for PINK swag.
Saturday, October 12 – Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K 2013
This run/walk benefits Piedmont Henry’s breast cancer awareness efforts. Registration for the Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K begins at 6:30 a.m. The run/walk is at 8 a.m. at Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove. A goody bag will be given to the first 350 registrants. Register at tangeroutlet.com/race or active.com.
Want more ways to get involved? Help Piedmont Henry paint the county pink.
- Get creative and wear pink, anywhere and everywhere you go. Be the talk of the town in your efforts to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Promote the Real Men Wear Pink campaign within your organization. Ask staff to wear pink on select days during October. At Piedmont Henry, we designate Fridays as pink days.
- Take a photo of you and your friends, family or coworkers wearing pink during the month of October and tweet a photo to @PiedmontHealth, hashtag #REALMenWearPink. Or, upload it to Instagram and tag @PiedmontHealthcare.
- If you have access to a marquee, use it to show support for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
For more information on the Real Men Wear Pink breast cancer awareness campaign, please contact Donna Braddy at 678-604-5187 or Michelle Nunnally at 678-604-1026. Visit piedmonthenry.org for more on the services offered at Piedmont Henry Hospital.