NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In its eighth year in New Orleans, the Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised over $128,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer. During October, 26 area leaders raised donations and encouraged community members to take action in the fight to end breast cancer.

Galen Hair with Hair Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, LLC was the campaign’s top fundraiser, raising over $28,000 to support the American Cancer Society and those impacted by breast cancer.

“We are so grateful to Galen Hair and all our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to our cause,” said Becca Schick, Associate Director Development for the American Cancer Society. “Not only did they wear pink all month long, but they raised awareness about breast cancer and made a huge commitment to raise funds to help us save more lives through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.”

In addition to Galen Hair, the 2021 Real Men Wear Pink ambassadors were: Greg Kayser, McDonough Marine Service; Dr. Troy Scroggins, Ochsner Health; Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office; Dan Kennedy, Boomtown Casino; David Singer, LCMC; Christopher Ford, DePaul Community Health Centers; Tim Falcon with NOLA Gold Rugby; Jeff Goldberg, Northwestern Mutual; Brandon Armant, BAMM Communications; Jeff Myers, Revolo Bio; Sal Scaccia, ONE Rx Pharmacy Services and Elemental Style & Structure; Jonathan Stewart, Jonathan Stewart Insurance Agency; Jeffrey Beach, Diagnostic Imaging Services; James Brown, Gulf States Construction; Joseph Pierre, Custom Scripts Pharmacy; Robert Ellis, R.J. Ellis Law Firm; Chuck Mutz, Black Tie Auctions; George Horstmann, The Lemoine Company; Jim Birch, Faubourg Brewery; Adam Ford, Up & Adam, LLC; David Soliman, Faubourg Private Wealth; Kenn Barnes, Kenn Barnes Law Firm; Brian Dilapi, Hooters Northshore; Sig Greenebaum, E Sport Promoter; Micah Cormier, Perkins for Louisiana.

 BACKGROUND: Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the US every year. And so are more than 266,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. The American Cancer Society created the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to engage and empower male community leaders in the fight to end breast cancer. Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and competes to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.

While this campaign is a fundraising initiative, it also provides strong awareness efforts in the local community for the American Cancer Society and its efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. For more information about breast cancer, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.