Each year hundreds of athletes and supporters band together and wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. Each Friday in October we ask that men and women wear pink in an ongoing effort to encourage women to schedule biennial mammograms once they reach the age of 50.
 
Fifteen local football teams and coaches, represent the campaign as Real Men. The teams include Argenta Oreana, Central A&M, Cerro Gordo-Bement, Clinton, Eisenhower, LSA, MacArthur, Maroa Forsyth, Meridian, Millikin University, Mt. Zion, Sangamon Valley, St. Teresa, Sullivan-Okaw Valley and Warrensburg Latham.
 
St. Mary’s Hospital and Maverik Marketing provide each team with RMWP t-shirts to increase awareness. Each school is encouraged to customize their participation in RMWP engaging their students and families in a way that is important to them. Schools may include fundraisers, educational campaigns and special ceremonies to honor breast cancer survivors.
 
All donations and funds received from t-shirt sales go to St. Mary’s Foundation and are earmarked for cancer care at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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HSHS Illinois
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