North St. Louis County police wearing pink to fight breast cancer

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The North St. Louis County Police Cooperative is doing something unique to help fight breast cancer. Officers are dressing in pink shirts to support the cause.

"Real Men Wear Pink of St. Louis" is raising money for this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. They want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society is promoting early detection and prevention, funding groundbreaking research, and giving patients support wherever and whenever they need it. "Real Men Wear Pink of St. Louis" candidates are helping create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.

Captain Steve Runge says that he has a passion to end breast cancer. He is working to raise $5,000 for, "Real Men Wear Pink."  There are more candidates working to raise money through the charity.

"I am in a position to make a difference within my community, and I believe I have an opportunity and an obligation to do so. I know that by raising funds and awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, we can help create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer," writes Runge.

Why does Runge support, "Real Men Wear Pink of St. Louis"?

"Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early, when it’s small and easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it. They are funding groundbreaking research to find, prevent, and treat breast cancer, and are working to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them."

Help the cause by donating here. You can see all of the candidates that page.