UNCASVILLE, Conn. (August 26, 2016) – Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller has joined a distinguished group of community leaders in Connecticut who will be participating in Real Men Wear Pink, a new initiative of the American Cancer Society that engages men in the fight against breast cancer.
“Cancer has touched my family,” Miller said. “But the recent diagnosis of a former player with stage four breast cancer has driven home how important awareness, research and funding is in the fight against this dreaded disease.”
This year, approximately 240,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Often, the primary caregivers assisting these women are husbands, brothers, fathers and sons. In addition, 2,600 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and will fight their own battles. The American Cancer Society is determined to save lives from breast cancer by promoting early detection and prevention, funding groundbreaking research, and giving patients support wherever and whenever they need it.
Real Men Wear Pink participants have committed to wearing pink throughout the month of October while raising donations to support the American Cancer Society in its battle against breast cancer. Coach Miller will be wearing pink during every Connecticut Sun home game in the month of September.
The team will host its annual Breast Health Awareness game against the Chicago Sky on September 11th. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Fans who would like to support coach Miller’s Real Men Wear Pink fundraising campaign can donate by visiting his page at http://bit.ly/2boJEPT.