The Stanley Theatre, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, is thrilled to announce that the Real Men Wear Pink campaign kick-off will be held in the lobby of the theatre on October 6 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge, however capacity is extremely limited; patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Proceeds will go to benefit breast cancer research, programs and services.

Join us in an afternoon full of art, music, light fare and specialty cocktails! Local female artists Theresa Augustine, Jordan Case and Misty Macari will have their amazing art on display, and there will be a raffle for a one-of-a-kind Maria Vallese painting. Gabe Altamuro, also known as DJ Ease 1, will be behind the turntable and Al Schnier from the band moe. will be performing a special acoustic set!

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 percent from 1989 to 2018 as a result of earlier detection through increased awareness and mammography screening, as well as advances in treatments. Today, we celebrate the more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. including those who completed treatment and those still undergoing treatment.

Local leaders in Utica are stepping up and supporting the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. The campaign is designed to engage more male community leaders and influencers in the Society’s mission to eliminate breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of wearing pink to draw attention to the cause, events, and social media to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives. For more information on Real Men Wear Pink, visit:

The American Cancer Society exists to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. They are the only organization that integrates discovery, advocacy, and direct patient support to measurably improve lives. Through their commitment to these areas of focus, they are working to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. For more information visit

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