NAGS HEAD, N.C.—The Outer Banks Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center has challenged local gentlemen to wear pink on Fridays in October as part of national breast cancer awareness month. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Dare County and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women.

According to the American Cancer Society, the best defense against breast cancer is finding it early, when it is most treatable. “The key to mammography screening is that it be done routinely – once is not enough,” said Betse Kelly, Cancer Resource Center Coordinator. The hospital’s Center is dedicated to helping patients and their families better understand their diagnosis and treatment and cope with the disease.

To schedule your group photo for “Real Men Wear Pink” contact the hospital’s marketing department at 449-9184.

Photo note: Local artists, Steve Andrus, Mike Davis and Bill Nelson, wear pink in support of their friend and fellow artist, Liz Corsa, who is fighting cancer. By wearing pink, men send a visual message to encourage women to schedule their yearly mammograms.