Eighteen Jackson-area men recognized at 2015 Real Men Wear Pink kickoff event


JACKSON, MS – Eighteen prominent Metro Jackson-area men took part in a worthy cause tonight at a special event revolving around women’s health.

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, these men became a part of the 2015 Real Men Wear Pink. The campaign, started by the American Cancer Society, is designed to encourage women in taking preventive measures against breast cancer.

According to an official release, “beginning August 1, 2015 through the month of October, 2015, the Real Men will encourage women in their lives and in the community to take action in the fight against breast cancer by learning more about early detection methods and scheduling a mammogram.”

The release also says, the 2015 Real Men Wear Pink of Jackson include:

  • Blake Cress – President, Cress Development, LLC
  • Darryl Neely – Project Manager, Mississippi Development Authority
  • Chad Hosemann, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Capital Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center
  • Chris Anderson – President & CEO, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems
  • Eric Norwood – Project Coordinator, FoilWyatt Architects & Planners, PLLC
  • Jeffery Loehmier –   First Vice-President, BankPlus Wealth Management
  • Julius E. Rainey, Jr ­- Director of Information Technology, Parents for Public Schools, Inc.
  • Johnny Healy – Partner, ButlerSnow LLP
  • Josh Brooks – Director of Athletics, Millsaps College
  • Josh Harkins – Senator, Mississippi State Senate & Co-Owner/Broker, Lane Harkins Commercial Real Estate
  • Michael Lewis – Broker/Owner at Leah Cim Real Estate & Property Management, LLC
  • Samuel McDonald – Senior Biopharmaceutical Sales, Cardiovascular
  • Scott Little – Vice President and Director of Athletics, Belhaven University
  • Steve Dobbs – CEO, Merit Health
  • Steven O’Neill – General Manager, The Manship
  • Terrence Black – HR Business Advocate, C Spire
  • Warren Bowen – Facility Division Director, New Path Strategy Consultants
  • Central Mississippi Chevy Dealer candidate to be announced

The kickoff party for the guys happened at Jackson, MS restaurant, “The Manship”. Each man is gunning to raise $2,500 each for the American Cancer Society Making Strides event.

“In addition to wearing pink and raising awareness about breast cancer issues, these Real Men will be raising funds to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from breast cancer. Funds raised allow the Society to be there for those touched by breast cancer, including those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and those who may face a diagnosis in the future. Our community can make a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer. We are grateful to our Real Men participants for lending their voices to our cause and for fighting for all everyone touched by breast cancer,” said Michelle Hill, Senior Director of Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society in Jackson.

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