REAL MEN WEAR PINK MILES CHALLENGE

WHERE RUNNERS RUN

For the past 11 years, the #SASChampionship has hosted an annual 5K on a “course” unlike any other – the cart paths of Prestonwood Country Club. This October, with consideration to the health and safety, we are going virtual and inviting you to participate in the Real Men Wear Pink Miles Challenge.

Beginning October 5, 2020 – October 11, 2020 participants will be able to run or walk at their own pace and on their own path, while virtually contributing their miles to the Real Men Wear Pink Miles Challenge. The Challenge serves as a fundraiser supporting a great cause – breast cancer awareness – through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign of SAS COO & CTO Oliver Schabenberger.

With an initial pledge to donate $5,000 for the first 5,000 miles  #SASChampionship host sponsor SAS is ready to see how many miles we can log!

Your registration fee includes a T-shirt for the event that you will be able to pick-up at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC prior to the event.

Your Donation Makes An Impact

The Real Men Wear Pink movement has raised more than $6.5 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from breast cancer. Here’s a look at some of what American Cancer Society has been able to do thanks to generous donors like you:

  • Road To Recovery and Other Transportation Programs: Nearly 8.5 Million free rides to treatment have been given to patients since 2005
  • Reach To Recovery: 1.5+ Million patients have received one-on-one support from fellow breast cancer survivors since the program began in 1969
  • Hope Lodge: Nearly 452,000 free nights of lodging were provided to patients in 2017
  • Patient Navigators: 40,000+ patients got help understanding their diagnosis and tackling day-to-day issues in 2017
  • Contributed to Decline in Cancer Death Rate: 26% decline in cancer death rates since 1991, translating to nearly 2.4 million lives saved from cancer

Why Oliver Schabenberger Wears Pink

“This is my third year with Real Men Wear Pink. It is estimated that this year alone, 325,000 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. The statistics are sobering. And with the pandemic, the work is more important than ever because funding for life-saving cancer research has diminished, and critical services for cancer patients are at stake. I am in a position to make a difference, and I am lending my voice and influence to raise awareness and funds to continue the fight.

Every day, the American Cancer Society is saving lives from breast cancer. They are helping people take steps to reduce the risk of breast cancer. They are providing free information and services when and where people need it. They are funding groundbreaking research and working to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.

By joining forces, we can ensure greater possibilities for breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as their caregivers, family and friends: the possibility of detecting cancer early, the possibility of discovering new therapies and treatments, the possibility of supporting those on their cancer journeys, and ultimately, the possibility of realizing our shared vision of a world without cancer.”

About Real Men Wear Pink

Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction. It’s one important way we’re attacking cancer from every angle.

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