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OBG helps launch American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign in Central NY

OBG presents donation to the American Cancer Society

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, OBG helped to launch the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign in Central New York. In its inaugural year in the area, the campaign is bringing together more than two dozen community leaders, including OBG CEO Jim Fox, to wear pink throughout the month of October to raise awareness about breast cancer.

The campaign kicked off at a special event hosted by OBG and the Syracuse Football Club prior to the Syracuse University vs. University of South Florida football game. This event introduced the 2016 Real Men Wear Pink candidates and launched their efforts to fundraise for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk event in Syracuse on Sunday, October 16. Each candidate is charged with a fundraising challenge and will compete to be the top fundraiser among the other candidates by the end of the campaign.

Learn more about the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, and view a full list of participants.

OBG CEO Jim Fox said, “I am honored to join this great group of leaders to address this health concern that impacts our community and is important to our people at OBG.”

During the kickoff event, OBG presented a check for $2,500 to the American Cancer Society. OBG also will be forming a team to walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in the company’s continued effort to support health and wellness programs that are important to its people and the community.

View coverage of the Real Men Wear Pink launch event on TWC News.

About OBG

Advanced ManufacturingEnergyEnvironmentWater. For more than 70 years, OBG has specialized in engineering and problem solving, but the Company’s real strength is creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for our clients. OBG – There’s a way. For more information, visit www.obg.com

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. The American Cancer Society is finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, visit www.cancer.org.

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