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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’re getting close!! Tune into @news10abc Monday night to help us honor and celebrate some incredible community members!🏀✨#coachesvscancer #biggerthanthegame
LAST CALL! Daffodil Days 2021 orders are due this Friday 2/26. Contact georgia.vieira@cancer.org to order.  Give Hope. Give Daffodils.
Our @coachesvscancer special would not be possible without the support of our incredible Capital Region! Thank you to all who have supported us and continue to help us fight for a world without cancer!  Be sure to tune into @news10abc Monday night!#coachesvscancer #biggerthanthegame
This racial disparity is largely due to Black women having more advanced staged breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, higher rates of obesity and other health conditions, and certain types of breast cancers that have a less favorable prognosis. 

These disparities are largely grounded in historical and persistent racism in the U.S., preventing Black women from accessing high-quality cancer treatment and staying on track with treatment compared with white women. #BlackHistoryMonth 

To learn more, please visit: https://bit.ly/2M51LOJ
“🌞To say that going through this dramatic life change and diagnosis has made me more confident, is WEIRD🌞 • I honestly think with my perspective and point of view on life and health in general changing, has made me more “me” • Like how the heck would something go through this and think- “I’m just gonna keep living life like I did” • I want to LIVE! I want to HELP people! I want to speak LIFE! I want to be an ENCOURAGEMENT! • I genuinely don’t think people know what they are capbable of and what they can handle till they’re thrown into a hard time! • And through seeing that, your confidence can grow! • I don’t mean in a prideful or judgemental way • I mean being secure and appreciative of -what you’re given -what you have the opportunity to do -and the second chance at life you’re given EVERYDAY! • Wake up everyday and say, today is a NEW DAY NEW CHANCE NEW OPPORTUNITY! • Because it is💖” -Rachael
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, or Human Papillomavirus, is a common virus that can cause 6 types of cancer. While there is no treatment for HPV, there is a vaccine that can prevent it. Learn more: www.cancer.org/healthy/hpv-vaccine
#nationalcancerpreventionmonth
1 Week left to order your daffodils to support the American Cancer Society. Bunch of 10 is $10, Virtual bunch is $10. Potted mini plant is $15. Give a gift of hope for $25. For more information contact: Georgia.Vieira@cancer.org
Did you know almost 1 in 5 cancers are caused by excess body weight, alcohol consumption, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle? What better way to start a new year than by lowering your risk for cancer with healthy choices. Learn how maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly and reducing your alcohol consumption can help lower your risk for cancer. cancer.org/healthy

#nationalcancerpreventionmonth
As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth we are reminded of the cancer disparities in the Black community. African Americans have a higher cancer burden and face greater obstacles to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survival. 

How is the American Cancer Society addressing cancer disparities in the Black community? Find out here: http://bit.ly/3qYJ6Tq