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For Immediate Release:
September 07, 2016
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Griselle Marino
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Chairman Jean Monestime to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer in the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign


 
Chairman Jean Monestime with board colleagues, American Cancer Society representatives and county employees at the Sept. 7 commission meeting during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer presentation
(Photo by Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County)


Miami, FL
– Chairman Jean Monestime was nominated as one of 25 prominent area men that will take a stand against breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Miami through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

“As a Real Men Wear Pink nominee, I will start raising funds immediately in order to raise awareness about breast cancer,” said Chairman Jean Monestime.

Each Real Men Wear Pink nominee is charged with a fundraising challenge and will compete to be the top fundraiser among the other nominees by the end of the campaign which runs until October 31st.

“Funds raised will allow American Cancer Society provide support for those touched by breast cancer, from research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery; the Society provides support to everyone impacted by the disease,” said Communications Manager for the American Cancer Society Viviana Martir. “Every action we take moves us one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.”

To view the website and donate, please visit: http://bit.ly/2bTcXWs

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2016, an estimated 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,450 will die from the disease this year. In Florida, 16,770 women will be diagnosed this year and 2,880 will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women after skin cancer.

“Our community can make a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer,” said Brittany Perets, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event manager. “We are grateful to Chairman Jean Monestime and the other Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to our cause and fighting for everyone touched by breast cancer.”