October is Breast Health and Cancer Awareness month. To support awareness and education around breast cancer, HSHS St. Francis Hospital and Foundation donated masks to local first responders as part of the Real Men Wear Pink (RMWP) campaign.
The goal of the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign is to generate breast cancer awareness and to encourage our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, loved ones and the community to meet with their doctor to discuss breast cancer screenings.
“We are proud of our partnership with area EMS agencies and thank them for their ongoing work in the field in being the first point of care for our community. St. Francis Foundation made this donation of masks to them to further protect them during this unprecedented health crisis,” said hospital President and CEO Jim Timpe.
In addition to this donation, St. Francis Foundation will be selling the pink masks to local business and the general public. The cost per mask is $5 and funds raised in the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign will benefit St. Francis’ Cancer Center. To purchase masks, contact Paula Endress at 217-324-8200