It is an honor to return to MEN WEAR PINK for my 3rd consecutive year and to continue my engagement and passion for Fighting Cancer and pushing for a CURE!
Why I Wear Pink
Breast cancer in particular personally hits "home" for me. This year is more personal than in the past, as I am now honoring my mother, Betty Steilen, as she had recently celebrated 46 years as a breast cancer survivor before her passing in August of 2023. She won her battle, as cancer did not take her. At the same time, I also pause to remember my dear and beloved cousin, or as we referred to each other, "My Cuz", as this dreaded disease took her and I was honored to help carry her to her final resting place.
While PINK is generally observed in October, the FIGHT is year-long and the passion is never ending; however, we take advantage of sharing our LINK for PINK and educate the world.
I am taking a stand and stepping up with other area business men and leaders in our community to make a difference! Through raising raising money and awareness via the Men Wear Pink platform, I'm helping to save more lives from breast cancer.
Why I Support the American Cancer Society
This year I also celebrate 17 years of engagement, volunteering, and partnership with the American Cancer Society. I've been overwhelmed to have been able to contribute at the local, state, regional, national, and international level across multiple events with the American Cancer Society. I base my engagement on 4 basic foundational levels: 1.) Make The Ask 2.) Become Educated On Where the Funds Go 3.) Embrace the "NO" 4.) Next Year I Can Do More.
Every day, the American Cancer Society is saving more lives from breast cancer than ever before. Men and Women are being helped and are taking steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early, when it's easier to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it. They fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and they're working to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.
Globally, for WOMEN, breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most diagnosed cancer in the world today. Fight The Fight! Save the Tatas! More Memories for the Mammaries!
Thank You For Your Consideration and Support!
Yours in Friendship,
Your support allows the American Cancer Society to continue:
Fighting breast cancer in city halls, statehouses, and Congress by elevating the patient voice to advance policy change through the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Ensuring no one feels alone at any point on their breast cancer journey, from prevention to survivorship, and, for some, the end of life.
Investing in breakthrough science to find more - and better - treatments, uncover factors that may cause breast cancer, and improve patients' quality of life.
Ensuring that all people have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive breast cancer. ACS and ACS CAN believe all people should have a fair and just opportunity to live a longer, healthier life free from cancer regardless of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, gender identity, their disability status, or where they live.