Las Vegas community leaders continue to step forward in support of the fifth annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign; and they are united to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society. To date 20 civic and business leaders have pledged their support as the campaign begins its new season.
These community leaders have each pledged to support the campaign for different reasons, but all are dedicated to working together to create a world without breast cancer. Nathan Schweigart, President of NDL Group and our returning 2019 Real Men Wear Pink Las Vegas Rookie of the Year shares, “Since losing my mother-in-law Marilyn to breast cancer in 2011, I was able to see firsthand all of the good the American Cancer Society does in our community. I want the survivors fighting for their lives to know that they are not alone. If I can use my voice and awareness for this cause, it is my sincere pleasure to do so. We are better when we all stand together.”
UnitedHealthcare CEO Don Giancursio is setting an early pace having raised over $5,000. He is in close quarters with Mark Morton from Marker Trax- supporting for his wife Michelle, a breast cancer survivor- and, Nathan Schweigart from NDL Group. Scott Nelson – Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa’s Vice President & General Manager- is also on board; as are Steve Dimopoulos – Owner of Dimopoulos Injury Law and a leader among injury law professionals, Glen Simpson- Director of Special Operations at Community Ambulance, and Dan Doherty, Executive Vice-President of the Industrial Division of Colliers International with his team of Doherty Industrial Group Real Men round out the field.
Visit the Real Men Wear Pink Website at RealMenWearPinkACS.org/LasVegasNV for a full roster of the local leaders. Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and will compete to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign. If you or someone you know is interested in joining this distinguished group of community leaders, contact Christina Cappello at Christina.Cappello@cancer.org or call 702-891-9018.
According to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, an estimated 279,100 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and an estimated 42,690 will die from the disease this year. In Nevada, over 2,300 women will be diagnosed this year, and 400 will die from the disease. 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.