Craig Kirkland, executive vice president and director of retail banking at Nevada State Bank, raised more than $6,000 last month to help fight breast cancer. Kirkland, an active participant in many local volunteer and community projects, was among a distinguished group of community leaders to participate in “Real Men Wear Pink,” a fundraising campaign through the American Cancer Society.
“Like most people I know, breast cancer has touched my life,” Kirkland said. “Two of my colleagues were tested early, treated and have been fortunate to beat breast cancer, both still in remission. Anything I can do to help raise awareness, in addition to money for research, new treatments and potentially a cure for this disease, I’m in. I wore my pink proudly.”
Kirkland and his wife fostered and adopted identical twin girls, now nearly 3 years old.
“I want to do all I can to make sure my girls have a healthy future that doesn’t include cancer,” he added.
Funds raised through “Real Men Wear Pink” will be used to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to promote breast cancer detection and prevention, financially back groundbreaking research, as well as to help patients, survivors and their families.
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