LAFAYETTE, LA — Breast cancer can affect both women and men. That's why the American Cancer Society is recruiting men to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink.
A group of 20 men from around Acadiana is hoping to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society's mission and save more lives than ever before from breast cancer.
Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.
Each of the participants pledged to raise money through the end of the month of October by sporting their pink wardrobes around town. So far the ACS of Lafayette has already exceeded their $50,000 goal with 10 days left to go!
"We're currently at a little over $57,000 and we're the 31st campaign in the entire nation, that's out of more than 230 campaigns that are going on right now across the country," ACS Community Development Manager Alyssa Collevechio says about the fundraising efforts so far.
"Once you start something you kinda gotta commit to it and I was planning on doing it once a week, which turned into once every day of the week, which turned into once every single day," says local businessman Blake Adams on why he is participating. He posts his pink updates daily on a special Facebook page he created.
If you are interested in donating, you can visit the pledge page by clicking HERE.