Real Men Wear Pink Campaign Kicks Off in Jacksonville

Generation W 2015 speaker Eric Mann, president and CEO of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, is just one of 35 candidates looking to be the top Real Man of the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign kicked-off in Jacksonville earlier this month. Click here to see the entire list of candidates.

According to the Times-Union, Real Men candidates volunteered or were nominated by friends. In addition to raising money between now and the Making Strides walk and wearing pink in October, their collective mission is to “use their creativity, determination, and energy to encourage the ladies in their lives and the community to take action in the fight against breast cancer.” The top fundraiser — and Real Man title holder for 2017 — will be recognized at the walk on October 21st.

“My mother died from breast cancer way too early,” said Eric in an interview with the Times-Union.  “Earlier detection may have helped save her life, that’s why I joined the … society in support of their lifesaving work by becoming a candidate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.”

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