A Real Men Wear Pink celebration ends up with real executives wearing pink on their faces for a great cause

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Things got a little messy for a few executives at Old National Bank Wednesday during a Real Men Wear Pink campaign celebration and check presentation.

“Old National Bank has been a part of ACS’s (American Cancer Society) fundraising efforts in Evansville,” Brendon Falconer- CFO of Old National Bank said, “and we raised $11,200 today through donations through our employees. And then today we had a little celebration.”

The celebration of surpassing their goal of raising $10,000 included executives lined up, draped in plastic ponchos, matching shower caps, and about 16 pink pies.

Falconer went on to say, “We had a pie-throwing event where all the executives stood up and some randomly selected individuals from Old National and threw pies in our face — pink pies, which I am wearing right now.”

Falconer is very passionate about the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign for a reason that hits close to home.

“My family, like many others, has been touched by cancer. Most recently, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and is doing very well, I’m happy to say.” Falconer explained, “So when we had the opportunity to be a part of this, I was really excited to jump on board and help raise money.”

The $11,000 raised will help fund many different programs the American Cancer Society supports like research and prevention, all in an effort to rid the world of all cancers.

Falconer said, “It’s a great organization and Old National Bank is proud to be a part of supporting them.”

This year’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign event has raised over $70,000 in the four-county region of Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, and Gibson and donations are still coming in.

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(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)

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