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December 8, 2023

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Picture A: Craig Schwettman shown with his mom Virginia Schwettman and his wife Lorri Schwettman
Picture B: Men in Pink 2023 representatives along with Jerry Penner, CEO, his wife Jamie, and committee members including, Lisa Shoemaker, Martha Andrus, Donna Herndon, Kelly Chapman, and Carmen Garland.

MURRAY, KY – The Men in Pink of Calloway County recently held their recognition event and the group was celebrated for raising $101,475.

This is the third year the Men in Pink campaign has raised funds for the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Regional Cancer Center. The fundraising event takes place in the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This endeavor has now raised more than $300,000 for the Cancer Center. Men in Pink participants are leaders in the community that have been passionate about bringing awareness and raising funds for all of our cancer patients.

This year 11 men and four fraternities at Murray State University wore pink and collected donations.

We would like to thank the 2023 Men in Pink of Calloway County who went above and beyond to raise funds to support our cancer patients and families. Listed are the MIP in order of funds raised.

“Competing in the Men in Pink campaign was as rewarding to me as it was to be a part of the construction of the Cancer Center. The campaign gave me a way to give back to our community and honor my mom, Virginia Schwettman, who is currently battling lung cancer,” said Craig Schwettman, Pinnacle, Inc.

2023 Men in Pink Winner – Craig Schwettman – $53,506
2023 MSU Campus Men in Pink Winner – Pi Kappa Alpha – $5,028




Men in Pink 2023

11th John Nix $975
10th Will Benson $1,185
9th Jeff Bidwell $1,325
8th David McDowell $2,530
7th Sam Bierds $3,073
6th Dan Skirka $3,184
5th Michael Dobbs $3,590
4th Chase McClard $4,838
3rd Michael D’Elia $5,061
2nd Conrad Love $11,883
1st Craig Schwettman $53,506




4th Alpha Sigma Phi $581
3rd Lambda Chi Alpha $990
2nd Sigma Phi Epsilon $1,931
1st Pi Kappa Alpha $5,028

“The cancer center is open and is already treating patients,” Penner said. “So far, for the same date last year, we have treated 25% more patients and they are coming to us from all over this region. You men are helping to save lives and we thank you for your participation.”

For more information on how you can support the MCCH Regional Cancer Center, call Lisa Shoemaker, Senior Philanthropy Officer at 270.762.1291 or visit

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