'Real Men Wear Pink' Campaign Raises $48,915
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The debut of the"Real Men Wear Pink" campaign in Paducah has exceeded its goal - by a lot.

Through the month of October, twelve men wore the color associated with the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer while competing to see who could raise the most money. Together they raised $48,915, shattering the goal of $30,000 set by ACS. The totals were announced Thursday at Shandie's in downtown Paducah. 

Brandi Curtis and Rachael King of ACS also announced that the Paducah total was the most raised by any campaign in the state of Kentucky. They thanked all twelve men and everyone who encouraged or supported them during the campaign. Those included VUE magazine, which promoted the campaign with their October cover, and Dillard's department store, which provided help with the men's wardrobes.

Jason Strait of Western Rivers Boat Management was declared the winner, since he raised $20,035. 

Others who participated include:

Chip Wynn - Chip Wynn Motors $10,083
Gary Abanatha - The Dirt Road $5,364
Jeff Bell - J. Bella’s Pizzeria $3,332
Andy Carloss - Midtown Market $2,731
Bill Evans - WPSD/Paducah Sun $2,535
Chief Brandon Barnhill - Paducah Police Department $1,383
Fred Hargrove - Goodwill $1,325
Daniel Jones - Strawberry Hill Pharmacy $1,038
Josh Burzynski - SBG Real Property Professionals $518
Eric Farmer - JMS Russel Metal Corp $304
Dr. Daniel Howard - Mercy Health Lourdes $282

All of the money raised will go to fight breast cancer, which is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but also affects men.

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Published 09:08 PM, Friday Nov. 02, 2018
Updated 06:30 PM, Friday Nov. 02, 2018

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