Real Men Wear Pink campaign will see new participant high next month

September 27, 2020 | 12:07 am

Updated September 26, 2020 | 8:32 pm

The American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign is celebrating its fifth year in Owensboro next month. 

Anna Way, Senior Community Development Manager, said men around the community participate to raise funds toward support, treatment, and research for breast cancer. 

This year there are 21 participants, and each individual is asked to raise a minimum of $2,500.


The men wear pink throughout the month of October. People can go online to donate at

Way said 2020 has the most participants ever for the Owensboro campaign.

Real Mean Wear Pink Participants: 
Shane Cox – Ohio Valley Insurance
Chris Volk – Mizkan
Tyler Clark – Owensboro Winsupply
Lt. Chester Freels – Daviess County Sheriff Department
Tony Moore – Enterprise Rental
Eric Oden – Southern Star
Ryan Williams – Estes Elementary School
Randy King – Independence Bank
Lt. Tristan Russelburg – Owensboro Police Department
Bryan Dukes – General Electric
Carl Shock – Volunteer Firefighter/U.S. Bank
Alan Hancock – Great Harvest Bread Co.
Jeff Rhinerson – Old National Bank
Jerry Ray Davis – Jerry Ray Davis Chrysler Dodge and Jeep
Steve Lewis – KW Elite
Eric Hagan – Kentucky Wesleyan College volleyball
Dr. Jeremy Luckett – Vineyard Primary Care
Brad Phelan – Gray Wolf
Drew Hardesty – Wonderboy Media
Josh Merritt – Singer/Songwriter
Matt Fitzgerald – Daniel Dick State Farm

Way said along with the men wearing pink, there is also a police car that has been wrapped in pink that can be seen around the community. 

Also celebrated during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. But Way said due to the pandemic the 11th annual walk will not be taking place this year.  

“It will be a virtual event this year,” she said. 

September 27, 2020 | 12:07 am

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