Mon Health SJMH Controller Kyle Warner is Real Men Wear Pink candidate


WESTON — Kyle Warner, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Controller, has volunteered to be the Lewis County Real Men Wear Pink candidate for the third year in a row. Real Men Wear Pink is an American Cancer Society fundraising campaign, allowing candidates to raise money while educating the public of the importance of breast cancer screenings.

“I’m excited to be involved in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign for a third consecutive year, primarily to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to be on the supporting side of such a great platform,” Warner said. “What we are trying to accomplish here is to make an impact on an issue that hurts so many families on a daily basis and has for such a long time. Every little bit helps, and I look forward to representing the Hospital and my hospital family.”

Breast cancer awareness is important for all local residents, as Lewis County has one of the higher rates of breast cancer in north central West Virginia. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation there are 3,142 counties in the country, and Lewis County ranks 2,778 in breast cancer diagnoses. Additionally, 30.9 Lewis County women per hundred thousand will be diagnosed with the disease, compared to a rate of 28.5 in West Virginia, and 25.9 nationally. According to the 2021 Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment, the county has a low number of women being screened with mammograms, demonstrating a great need in the county to inform and educate.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital provides convenient appointment times to be screened in Weston. Visit monhealth.com/mammograms for more information and a list of locations and get screened today! We also provide several opportunities to support fundraising and awareness efforts. In addition to the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, the Hospital is also supporting the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on October 5 at the Broad Street Church.

Please contact Warner in SJMH Administration at (304) 517-1585.

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