Real Men Wear Pink

I began a new habit for October.  It started last year when I joined my friends at the American Cancer Society (ACS) for their Real Men Wear Pink campaign.  Every day in October, I will wear pink and post photographs of my outfit on social media.  I’m doing this to help save lives from breast cancer.  I’ll do it to show my support, raise awareness, and raise funds for this important cause.  

I’m committed to Real Men Wear Pink.  These donations support the ACS work to save lives.  They are determined to ensure that no one touched by breast cancer does it alone.  They are committed to helping those currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a future diagnosis, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and prevention.  

Every dollar raised helps through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.  They are currently funding more than $62 million in breast cancer research grants nationwide.  They also proved free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer when where they need it and the ACS helps people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early, when it may be the easiest to treat.  

If you’ve been following this blog, my social media, my podcast, or my television show you know breast cancer has been the theme recently.  This has hit me personally.  Breast Cancer has struck my family, friends, and coworkers.  Almost certainly, it has affected you or someone you care about.  You can support my Real Men Wear Pink efforts by going to my Facebook Fundraiser.  Please take the time to share it on social media or donate whatever amount you can. Your donation truly will help someone in need. 

Published by Danny Scalise

Danny Franklin Scalise, II is the Executive Director and Chief Lobbyist of the West Virginia State Medical Association and its subsidiary organizations as well as a professor of Health Policy at the West Virginia University School of Public Health. He is considered one of the leading health policy experts in West Virginia and is a passionate advocate for public health. Scalise has been a public policy adviser to two Governors. He is well known across West Virginia as a problem solver and a great student of West Virginia politics & the legislative process. As part of the Manchin administration, Danny was the Recovery Czar in West Virginia managing $1.8 billion in grants and entitlement funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
 Danny earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2002, his Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University in 2005, and his Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy in 2018. In 2016 he became Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He has been published on and regularly speaks on issues of public health, health policy, and local health department governance & organizational structure. Danny sits on the Board of Directors for the Thomas Health System in South Charleston, WV and in 2019 Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin appointed him to serve on the Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health which governs the largest and first PHAB Accredited Health Department in West Virginia. 
 Danny has been recognized by Opportunity Nation in 2013 as part of their national Opportunity Leaders & Scholars program and was awarded the “Health Administration Rising Star” by the American Public Health Association in 2016. He is a 2012 Leadership West Virginia graduate, was on the State Journal’s 2016 Generation Next: 40 under 40 list, was named a 2019 Young Gun by West Virginia Executive Magazine, and was given the 2019 Advocacy Award by the West Virginia Immunization Network for his work to protect West Virginia’s childhood immunization laws. Since joining in 2007, Danny has been an active participant in Mensa.

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