The American Cancer Society is thrilled that Randy Miller of Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Viper has agreed to represent Maine as an ambassador in its Real Men Wear Pink campaign for the second year. Miller singlehandedly raised more than any other ambassador in the state last year with more than $17,000. Among his fundraising activities, he held a night of pink for the community and a silent auction, and he auctioned off a pink plow. This year, he hopes to raise more than $20,000 and is holding Days of Pink at his dealership throughout October.
Among all the pink decorations, pink refreshments, and silent auction all this month, Miller is also giving anyone who donates $25 or more to his campaign a chance to guess the six-digit code on his vault. If someone guesses that code correctly, they will win $30,000 or a Jeep valued at $30,000. Miller is also donating $75 to the American Cancer Society from every new or used car sold.
“I do this because there are many people in my life that I’ve loved dearly and lost to cancer. My father-in-law is one of them,” said Miller. “You see how cancer affects people and you just have to give back. To give toward a cause that helps people with cancer and is working toward a cure – I just want to do my part to make a difference with something that touches so many in our community.”
Miller is one of 25 high-profile Maine men leading this Real Men Wear Pink campaign this year. The ambassadors have all agreed to wear pink throughout October, help educate others through their social media channels or businesses, and raise money to support cutting-edge research and programs to help those battling breast cancer.
American Cancer Society Real Men Wear Pink Community Engagement Manager Matt Kennedy, said, “The support Randy has shown for this cause and campaign is unbelievable. These ambassadors get very creative and competitive in their efforts, and Randy has set a very high bar for fundraising and community outreach. We are very proud of Randy and all of our ambassadors that are truly making a difference and helping us get one step closer to an end of breast cancer.”
For more information about Real Men Wear Pink of Maine, go to makingstrideswalk.org/realmenmaine. For more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Maine scheduled in October, go to makingstrideswalk.org/brunswickme, or makingstrideswalk.org/damariscottame, or call Kennedy at 373-3719.