Men Wear Pink Fundraiser

American Cancer Society and the Men Wear Pink text logos

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to a breast cancer-free future with the help of local communities and their fundraising efforts. One such fundraiser is the nationwide Men Wear Pink campaign. Individuals can nominate a leader from their community or themselves to join us in this endeavor. Nominations are made online, and a team member will contact the nominee to gather additional information.

We encourage you to nominate your department or a representative from your department to participate in one of the Men Wear Pink campaigns in Michigan. Campaigns are in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Mid-Michigan, Oakland County, and West Michigan. Any department can participate no matter how far and will match you with the closest campaign. Let’s have some friendly competition across the state between departments!


Men Wear Pink representatives commit to the following:

  • Wear the color pink throughout the entire month of October.
  • Use their social media presence to spread awareness about this critical cause.
  • Engage in fundraising activities for the American Cancer Society, with a target minimum of $2,500.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Participating in one of the following events will help ensure the American Cancer Society can continue fighting for a breast cancer-free future. Fundraiser’s proceeds support research and programs for our loved ones today and the next generation.

  • Thursday, September 20 – Statewide MWP Kick-Off at the Detroit Pistons Practice Facility
    • Registration begins at 6:00 PM and the program begins at 6:30 PM. Ambassadors will be introduced and participants can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and networking. RSVP by email to Leeann McDowell.

  • Late September – Mid-Michigan Kick-Off/Networking Event
  • Saturday, October 7 – Making Strides of Great Lakes Bay Region at Krossroads Park
  • Saturday, October 14 – Making Strides of Flint at the DDA Flat Lot
  • Late October – MWP Mid-Michigan Fundraising/Networking Event

Learn More About the Campaign

Since its founding, the Men Wear Pink initiative has generated over $40 million in funds.  These funds drive essential resources, including a 24/7 helpline for guidance and assistance, groundbreaking breast cancer research, and a host of other vital initiatives. In 2020, female breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. Despite this, the death rate from breast cancer dropped by 41% from 1989 to 2018 as a result of earlier detection through increased awareness and mammography screening, as well as advances in treatments. And today the American Cancer Society celebrates more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. including those who completed treatment and those still undergoing treatment.

Lead the change and have your police department get involved by participating in one of the Men Wear Pink campaigns across Michigan!


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