Houston, Texas, September 2018— October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. My Houston Surgeons is marking the occasion by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
Though about 2,000 men get diagnosed with breast cancer every year, in the past, a large majority of fundraising efforts have been led by women. The Real Men Wear Pink campaign empowers men to take on a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. The campaign raises money for the American Cancer Society and brings awareness for the disease as well.
Each year, Real Men Wear Pink asks for candidate nominations. Anyone can visit their website (https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=realmen_learn) and nominate a man they know who is committed to help the fight against this harrowing disease. As a “Real Man,” candidates commit to wearing pink throughout October, raising awareness for the cause through their social networks, and raising at least $2,500 to help the American Cancer Society.
The Real Men Wear Pink campaign has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception. Donations have allowed the American Cancer Society to conduct innovative research and assist with patient services, as well as provide education about screenings and risk reduction. Their hope is to attack cancer from every angle—from treatment to prevention, and Real Men Wear Pink is helping.
This year, three surgeons from My Houston Surgeons are participating in this exciting campaign. Dr. Sean Boutros, Dr. Arjuna Kuperan, and Dr. Scott Reis have each pledged to raise at least $2,500 and help foster awareness through the use of social media. For Dr. Boutros and Dr. Reis, who are both plastic and reconstructive surgeons, the campaign hits especially close to home. Both surgeons often work with breast cancer survivors, helping them reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy.
To learn more about Real Men Wear Pink, or how you can donate, visit myhoustonsurgeons.com/pink.
About My Houston Surgeons
At My Houston Surgeons, formerly Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery, you’ll have the opportunity to work with true pioneers and experts in the field. Our award-winning board-certified physician team is led by Dr. Sean Boutros, and includes Dr. Samer Fakhri, Dr. Erika Sato, Dr. Rukmini Rednam, Dr. Arjuna Kuperan, Dr. Scott Reis, Dr. Regina Rodman, and Dr. Sanaz Harirchian. They are specialists with extensive training in the fields of cosmetic, reconstruction, and sinus surgery.