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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

We are officially kicking off #breastcancerawarenessmonth tomorrow and encouraging you all to help us Paint The Town Pink.

Pink a day to have your colleagues friends or families Wear Pink and make a donation to the fight against breast cancer. You can make a donation page for free at makingstrideswalk.org/Albany or to a Real Men Wear Pink participant that you know! 

And don’t forget to send us pictures / tag us on social media so we can share!
We are committed to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Today we re-introduce ourselves as the only organization improving the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer. #EveryCancerEveryLife
No rivals on the court tomorrow night! We can't wait to see you all back together fighting for our cancer community! #coachesvscancer #cvc
Summer is coming to an end but we’re taking a look back at our favorite party we had this summer, the 2022 Red, White & Blue Party! Thank you to all you showed your support for the cancer community and our honorees making this an amazing night we won’t soon forget!#rwb2022 #redwhiteandblueparty #rwb ❤️🤍💙 🎥@ironglassny
📣ONE WEEK! We are so excited to bring the community together to honor and celebrate our 2022 Honorees and the Capital Region's fight against cancer! 🎟Tickets are still available at the link in bio! 🎥 @ironglassny