• Jon Kohan

Real Men Wear Pink

written by: David Nicoletti

Cody Bentzel and Brandon Reinholtz in the middle of a game for the Johnstown Tomahawks during the 2013-2014 season.
Photo by Gladys Bantly

Johnstown Tomahawks defenseman Ethan Webb took to Twitter at 7:51 AM on October 1st to announce that he is helping the Johnstown Tomahawks in the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink in October. 

For those of you who may not know, Breast Cancer Awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatments.

A pink ribbon is a symbol of breast cancer awareness. It may be worn to honor those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or to identify products that a manufacturer would like to sell to consumers that are interested in breast cancer research.

This year Ethan Webb helped the Johnstown Tomahawks launch this year's fundraiser at secure.acsevents.org. Entitled, "Tomahawks's Real Men Wear Pink Page", the team goes on to state the following in the description of the fundraiser page of why he wears pink:

Why Real Hawks Wear Pink

In 2019, coach Mike Letizia participated in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in honor of his wife, Alana, who battled breast cancer throughout 2018-2019. Coach Mike raised over $10,000. This October, our entire team would like to join the fight against breast cancer in honor of Alana, and everyone else who is embarking on, or has embarked on this battle.

Breast cancer affects everyone - it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. That's why we are stepping up to fight breast cancer with all that we have. Since we are in a position to make a difference within our community, we believe we have an obligation to do so. By raising money and awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, we are helping to save more lives from breast cancer.

Why We Support the American Cancer Society

Photo by: Gladys Bantly

Every day, the American Cancer Society is saving more lives from breast cancer than ever before. They're helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early, when it's easier to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it. They fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and they're working to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.

The Tomahawks' goal is to raise $2,500 through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. So far, as of 10:30pm on October 5st, the team has raised $1,477. 

If you want to help raise money, you can donate at https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app327a?px=56640432&fr_id=97883&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=BE752BCC60853456F07FD8AF620CFD34

There you can donate on the website or you can even mail in your donation by check by clicking the link underneath the donate button.

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