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Clinic manager raises funds for American Cancer Society

Chris Kosinski, clinic manager at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, capped off his promise to wear something pink every day in October with an accessory of a different sort.

Kosinski, who joined the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink challenge to raise awareness and money for fighting breast cancer, ended the month by raffling off a chance to toss a pie in his face.

Susan VanCamp won a raffle and had the honor of delivering a pie to Chris Kosinski. The fun stunt was part of Kosinski’s fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink challenge.

Susan VanCamp, ambulatory staff development and performance improvement director at UT Medical Center’s outpatient clinics, was the winner.

“Any kind of publicity we can get to bring awareness to breast or any other type of cancer is worth it,” Kosinski said. “If we can get a dollar here a penny there to put toward research and studies to help cure cancer, I can take a pie in the face for a couple days. That’s not a bad deal.”

Kosinski’s efforts raised more than $1,050 for the American Cancer Society.

Now that he has the whipped cream cleaned from his face, Kosinski is embracing No Shave November to raise awareness about prostate cancer and other men’s health issues.