The Charleston Battery announced Wednesday a partnership with the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer awareness through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Last year, the club’s fundraising efforts resulted in a $15,000 donation to the American Cancer Society.
During the month of October, the club will raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives, including research, services and education around screenings and risk reduction. This will lead up to Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Patriots Point for the October 15 match against Loudoun United FC.
“As someone who lost a family member to breast cancer, it impacts hundreds of thousands of lives and families every year,” said Battery President Lee Cohen. “Each dollar raised by our club, supporters, players, and Charleston community members plays an important role in helping create a future free from breast cancer.”
The club will raise money through online donations to Real Men Wear Pink of Charleston with the Charleston Battery team serving as one of the Charleston area’s ambassadors for Real Men Wear Pink. In addition, special-edition “Charleston Wears Pink” Battery t-shirts will be available for fans to purchase with $10 from the sale of each shirt supporting Real Men Wear Pink.
The campaign will culminate with Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Patriots Point on October 15th, where fans will be encouraged to wear pink to the stadium in support of breast cancer awareness. The Battery will also wear pink warm up kit for the October 15th match against Loudoun United FC, which will then be autographed and auctioned off in support of the campaign. Additionally, Club President Lee Cohen will contribute $250 for every goal scored by the Charleston Battery, $500 for a shutout and $500 for a win to the fundraising efforts. Every dollar raised through the various initiatives will help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, research and patient support.
Fans can get involved immediately by donating to the Battery’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign at http://main.acsevents.org/
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