Real Men Wear Pink announces 2021 campaign

Real Men Wear Pink announces 2021 campaign
Campione and Iracki

Real Men Wear Pink of the First Coast has selected two Jacksonville attorneys, Chris Campione and Daniel Iracki, as co-chairs for its 2021 awareness and fundraising campaign. As alumni of the nonprofit, the two will enlist the support of local businessmen and male community leaders in support of breast cancer treatment, research and patient support through the American Cancer Society.

“I am excited to fill this big role as Real Men Wear Pink of the First Coast prepares to once again have a huge positive impact in the lives of women and men undergoing breast cancer treatment in our community,” said Campione, owner of Campione Law, which has offices located in the San Marco East area.

During 2020, the local chapter of Real Men Wear Pink experienced a more than 80 percent drop in donations as a direct result of the POVID-19 pandemic.

“After a challenging prior year, we are honored to lead the efforts for this year’s campaign. We are aiming for a record-breaking one,” said Iracki, a shareholder at Coker Law in downtown Jacksonville and one of the biggest fundraisers in the history of the local nonprofit.

“We have heard so many anecdotes this past year from women who had to miss their annual mammogram, and that delay turned what would have been a stage 1 prognosis into a stage 4 diagnosis,” said Anne Taylor, senior corporate relations manager for American Cancer Society.

Each Real Men Wear Pink participant is challenged to raise a minimum of $2,500 from August 1 until the end of October and to wear his best pink attire while competing to be recognized as the top fundraiser. Fundraising events open to the public include Cocktails for A Cure, a guest bartending event, on Oct. 14, at the Embassy Suites Jacksonville; Real Men Wear Pink Golf Tournament presented by Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., on Oct. 15, at Deercreek Country Club; and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 23, at TIZZ Bank Field.

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