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Ameren linemen wear pink

John Barnud dyed his beard pink for breast cancer awareness. John Barnud dyed his beard pink for breast cancer awareness.
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

The next time you see an Ameren lineman in southern Illinois, check out what they're wearing.

This month Ameren Illinois employees are wearing pink hard hats to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. One division manager says more than 50 percent of his employees took part and raised about $2,500 for the Susan G Komen Foundation.

"Once you start getting involved with it, then you find out even in my division, that either have somebody in their family or somebody they know and it really does touch a lot of people," John Barnud, Ameren Illinois Division Manager said.

Ameren Illinois Real Utility Men and Women Wear Pink got inspiration from the wife of a lineman, a Breast Cancer survivor.

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