Local leaders will raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer
Las Vegas community leaders continue to step forward in support of the sixth 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. Shawn Barrack, Director of Operations, Art Houz Theaters, and new to the campaign this year shares, “I wanted to join the American Cancer Society Real Men Wear Pink Campaign because I am a strong believer in the continual support of all cancer research. Cancer affects so many lives throughout the world and I have a very unique platform to help raise awareness. I have multiple friends who have suffered from cancer and I wish to help in any way I can. Through our Pink Drink campaign at the Art Houz Theaters, I am able to help spread awareness while also giving back to the guests that support.”
Dan Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Harrah’s Las Vegas, The Linq, and Flamingo is setting an early pace having raised over $19,000. He is in close quarters with Jason Naimi, managing partner of Naimi & Cerceo, and Nathan Schweigart from NDL Group. In addition to Dan, Caesars Entertainment has Steve Ellis, Jason Gregorec, and Terrence O’Donnell. Also included in the field: Dr. Rupesh Parikh, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Guy Martin from Martin Harris Construction, DJ for Las Vegas sports teams Joe Green, and many other leaders round out the 2021 campaign.
Visit the Real Men Wear Pink Website at RealMenWearPinkACS.org/Nevada 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 Jordan Nelson at Jordan.Nelson@cancer.org or call 702-449-8202.
According to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, an estimated 284,200 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021, and an estimated 42,690 will die from the disease this year. In Nevada, over 2,600 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.