Beer, donuts pairing event raises awareness for breast cancer
Beer and donut pairings brought folks to a local bar in Kearney on Sunday afternoon, all to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink campaign held the first ever beer and donut pairings event at McCue's Taproom on the bricks.
"Real men wearing pink, we need to be that. Real men wearing pink. Real men that are willing to stand up and talk about a topic that's not very comfortable for us to talk about. We need to be there. We need to be a force and a voice for the people who are going through these battles. If the worse thing we can do for these people is to raise funds and awareness, then we did our job," said Jon Ruyle, the campaign manager for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
The American Cancer Society says they were hoping this was a unique way to get the message out.
They had around 75 people attend the event.
"What's really unnerving is that everybody that I've talked to today at this event is about one person removed from dealing with this issue themselves. It's going to take a lot of awareness, a lot of efforts and a lot of funds. We don't know which dollar going towards the research is going to be the one that cracks the code," said Ruyle.
The Real Men Wear Pink campaign is hoping to raise over $5,000 by the end of October but the American Cancer Society also accepts donations all year round.