MVHS joins Real Men Wear Pink campaign

Published Oct 5, 2017 at 12:00pm

The 2017 Real Men Wear Pink campaign is focusing on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas and improved quality of life for patients and their families.

This year, Real Men Wear Pink aims to raise $1.5 million. These donations could fund research that harnesses the data from genetic testing so that all women and men with a high risk of inheriting breast cancer have information and choices that could prevent them from being affected by this disease.

The Mohawk Valley Health System taking part in the 2017 Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Dr. Gilbert Lawrence, and Robert Scholefield, have both pledged to wear pink every day throughout October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
Lawrence and Scholefield have set a goal to raise at least $1,000. On Oct. 6, MVHS will take part in a dress-down day to benefit the Real Men Wear Pink campaign with all proceeds going to the
American Cancer Society. Stickers cost $2 and the money raised will help Lawrence and Scholefield reach their goal.