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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

Out of 50 nonprofits, the American Cancer Society has ranked the #6 most trusted nonprofit brand in the US in a recent report by Morning Consult. View the full report at the link in bio!
The @americancancersociety Diet and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention provide recommendations for weight control, physical activity, diet, and alcohol consumption to reduce cancer risk.

Visit cancer.org to read more about proposed community action to accompany the 4 recommendations for individual choices to reduce cancer risk.
Too many people with cancer need help getting to help. Our #RoadToRecovery program provides free transportation so they never have to worry about their next ride.

Sign up to drive right here in the Capital Region at the link in bio today!
Regular cancer screening can save your life. Talk to a doctor about which screening tests are right for you or visit cancer.org/get-screened for more information.

25+: Cervical screening
45+: Colorectal & breast screening
50+: Discuss lung screening with your doctor

Learn more at cancer.org/get-screened
About 50% of the time, sarcomas are resistant to current treatments, which illustrates the need for new therapeutic approaches. Visit the link in bio to read more about what today's @americancancersociety researchers are doing to learn more about why and how to change that. 

#SarcomaAwarenessMonth
Nearly 2 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year, navigating a complex care system while they endure the effects of treatment, and maybe even lose their jobs — all while facing overwhelming health care costs. Fifty-one percent of people with cancer and survivors surveyed report having medical debt from their cancer

Taking action in past due. Help us ask Congress to prioritize affordable cancer care in the budget reconciliation package @ the link in bio.