DuPage area Real Men Wear Pink campaign raises $47,000 for American Cancer Society

  • Bruce Hill of Community Bank of Elmhurst raised nearly $4,000 in the month of October for American Cancer Society breast cancer initiatives.

    Bruce Hill of Community Bank of Elmhurst raised nearly $4,000 in the month of October for American Cancer Society breast cancer initiatives. Courtesy of American Cancer Society

Submitted by AJ Steinbruecker
Posted11/23/2018 10:43 PM

In its second year, the Real Men Wear Pink campaign of DuPage County raised $47,000 to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Throughout the month of October, 27 prominent area men participated in the campaign, raising funds and encouraging the women in their lives and in the community to take action in the fight to end breast cancer.


Bruce Hill, a resident of Villa Park, and employee of Community Bank of Elmhurst was among the campaigns fundraisers, raising nearly $4,000 to support the Society's breast cancer initiatives.

"We are grateful to all the Real Men Wear Pink candidates for lending their voices to our cause," said Wayne White, executive vice president at the American Cancer Society. "These community leaders made a huge commitment to raise funds to help save more lives from breast cancer. Donations like these allow the Society to help save lives through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support."

"I believe everyone has a family member or friend that has been affected by breast cancer," said Hill. "I was so happy to work with the American Cancer Society to help support their lifesaving work by becoming a candidate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraising drive and thanks to the American Cancer Society for their efforts."

In addition to Hill, the 2018 Real Men Wear Pink candidates were from companies such as Elmhurst College, Style Exteriors, FP Mailing Solutions, Zurich North America, FedEx Office, Rush Hospital, Edward Medical Group, Earth Friendly Products, ACE Relocation, TopGolf Naperville, and more.

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According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,610 will die from the disease this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women other than skin cancer.

It's not too late to make a donation to help fight breast cancer. Visit MakingStridesWalk.org to help the American Cancer Society continue saving lives. For free breast cancer information and resources or to donate, visit the American Cancer Society's website at cancer.org or call (800) 227-2345 anytime, day or night.

About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grass-roots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, its efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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