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What is Real Men Wear Pink:

  • Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction.
  • The men of the Capital Region are passionate about this campaign and that can be seen in their fundraising efforts!
  • 2021 was our best year yet raising the more money than any other campaign in the United States for the 2nd year in a row!!

Real Men Wear Pink Participants must commit to the following:

  • Raising a minimum of at least $2,500
  • Wearing pink every day in October
  • Working with a team of other Capital Region leaders to raise as much awareness and funds as possible throughout the campaign

Your Capital Region Real Men’s Success over the Years

2020 – $397,840 1st Place Nationally SECOND YEAR RUNNING!
2019 – $373,477 / 1ST PLACE NATIONALLY!
2018 – $264,000 / 2nd Nationally
2017 – $147,000 / 4th Nationally
2016 – $54,000

Nominate a Candidate

You can nominate a leader in your community – or nominate yourself – by clicking the button below.

Thank you to our Real Men Wear Pink sponsors!

 
 

Meet the Capital Region Real Men Wear Pink

Class of 2018

Farzad Sani
Michael O’Malley
Pier Bruno
David Hollander
Carver Laraway
Mark Benson & The Men of UAlbany Athletics
Carm Basile
Team Camelot
David Hostig
Anthony Marino
Bob Blackman
Mark Wells
David DeMarco
Doug McClaine
Sam Bottini
Matthew Barry
Michael Poveda
Jason Gough
Ed Glenning
Jeff Kelley
F.J. Colacino
Brian O’Grady
John D’Argenio
Frank Dyer
Jamion Christian
Ralph Isernia
Tommy Grady
Jim Morrissey

Class of 2017

Jake Allen
Mathew Barry
Carm Basile
Mike Bellini
Rick Bennett
Mark Benson
Bob Blackman
FJ Colacino
John D’Argenio
Carmine DeCrescente
David DeMarco
Frank Dyer
Peter Gannon
Ed Glenning
Jason Gough
Carver Laraway
Anthony Marino
Kevin McCarey
Michael Poveda
Don Reisinger
Josh Sciba
Dave Smith

Class of 2016

David DeMarco
Carm Basile
Bob Blackman
Rufus Collea
Corey Ellis
Andrew Guelcher
Richard MacDowell
Lee McElroy
Chad O’Hara
Jonathan Rubin
Duncan Savage
Bill Sherman

“Broke out of my pre-surgery quarantine today for a mammogram. It’s sad that it felt like a party!  In all seriousness though, it can be hard as a cancer patient to get all of our other routine appointments in. Sometimes I feel like I have so many appointments & am at the health clinic so often already that I just don’t want to add anything else. But getting our mammograms or our annual well checks or having that funky mole checked out is really important too! So here’s your friendly reminder to make those appointments! Stay healthy!" -Julie
April is #esophagealcancerawarenessmonth. Cancer of the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) starts when cells in the lining of the esophagus begin to grow out of control.

Read more about what’s new in esophageal cancer research at the link in our bio!
After working with our incredible website team at @sm2dev, we are so excited to share our updated @acs.hopeclub page! Be sure to check out our local offerings that include support groups and yoga, as well as a list of other support services in our area! Don't see something you're looking for? Message us and let us know!
#TesticularCancer is a serious disease that affects nearly 10,000 men each year. But it is also treatable if caught early. Make sure you get in and get checked this April for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. #testicularcancerawareness #testicularcancerawarenessmonth
Today is #Worldhealthday! It's time to build a fairer healthier world for everyone, everywhere. Inclusion and equity are critical to our mission, and reducing cancer disparities by race and ethnicity is an overarching goal of the @americancancersociety and the @acscan.
The fight against cancer doesn't look the same for everyone. Racism, poverty, and other inequities make a person's cancer journey all the more challenging.​
The fact is, anybody can be diagnosed with cancer. To really create a world without cancer, we need to make sure every person benefits from advances in cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment so they can thrive, no matter their background. 

ACS is committed to reducing cancer disparities among people of color, who are disproportionately burdened by cancer and experience greater obstacles. #nationalminorityhealthmonth 

Learn more at the link in bio!
“...The hardest thing right now is the mental part of having cancer. The fear is so real and the worrying of what’s coming. It’s a tough road ahead, treatments are cumulative, and that scares me. The psychological part of being diagnosed with cancer isn’t being addressed well in treatments. You're left on your own to deal with all those emotions. It’s hard to stay positive all the time, depression, doubt does creep in. One tool was “just for today”, a form of daily meditation. Today’s JFT goes... "We are no longer fighting fear anger guilt, self-pity, or depression." Just for Today: I accept that my feelings of depression won't last forever. I will talk openly about my feelings with my sponsor or another person who understands. I am grateful for my time in recovery and I am calling on that experience to help me thru this journey of another kind.” 

-Rodger

If you were just diagnosed or need someone to talk to, our cancer helpline is here for you 24/7/365. 1-800-227-2345
🔹HPV is a very common virus. Most men and women who have ever had sexual contact will get HPV at some time in their lives.
🔹There is no treatment for HPV, but in most cases it goes away without treatment 🔹Most HPV infections that lead to cancer can be prevented with vaccines. We encourage everyone to take action to learn about HPV, and how to manage the risk of HPV related cancers. 

To learn more visit cancer.org #hpvawareness
Hey Capital Region! For the first time, we have all area colleges and universities working on one joint event, Relay For Life of the Capital Region Campuses is next weekend! Sign up is $15 for a few more days, be sure to sign up at www.relayforlife.org/CRCNY and select your campus as a "local company" while signing up.

Join us as we continue to fight for a world without cancer!