Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Mike Vecchione will be taking part in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign this year in order to help raise awareness and fight breast cancer.
“Breast cancer affects everyone, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman,” Vecchione said. “That’s why I’m stepping up to fight breast cancer with all I have. Since I’m in a position to make a difference within my community, I believe I have an obligation to do so. By raising money and awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, I’m helping to save more lives from breast cancer.
“Every day, the American Cancer Society is saving more lives from breast cancer than ever before. They’re helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early, when it’s easier to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it. They fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and they’re working to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.”
The Real Men Wear Pink Campaign is designed to give men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Men around the nation will use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction.
As the Phantoms did this past season, the team will again be partnering with the American Cancer Society for their annual Pink in the Rink night on Wednesday, December 7. The ACS will also be offering autographed mystery pucks during select home games during the month of October with the proceeds benefiting Vecchione’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign.
You can assist Vecchione by donating to his cause via his page by clicking on the link HERE.