For my father, the survivor. Our goal is to raise awareness in prostate cancer. It doesn't have to be too late to save HIS prostate.
In July of 2014, my father, Donald, face-timed me and explained that he felt he lost his manhood due to the side effects of his prostate cancer surgery. To boost his self-esteem, I decided to paint both of my pinkie finger nails pink to demonstrate that one can still be a man, even with a little colorful nail polish. During our phone conversation, I proudly revealed: "Dad, look at my nails. Yes, they are pink; however, I still stand a here man. And, So Are You." On my phone screen, I saw my father’s face light up with a broad smile… and ever since then he has had a whole new positive outlook. To this day, my father continues to paint his pinkies pink and so do I.
Then and there, was the creation of the Pink Nail Society. (http://www.pinknailsociety.org).
And then and there I became part of the movement to defeat Prostate Cancer.
Will you join me?
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. One in eight men will be diagnosed in their lifetime - that’s more than three million men living with Prostate Cancer, - our fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles, partners, grandfathers, friends, colleagues and neighbors. Prostate Cancer is the 3rd highest ranking of newly diagnosed cases of all cancers. (National Institutes of Health [NIH] https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/prost.html).
Right now, we have the power for change... We have the power of the Many vs. Cancer…
Every day, scientists are making extraordinary breakthroughs in precision treatments that target the genes responsible for Prostate Cancer. A cure is no longer a matter of “if,” but “when.” With enough funding, scientists can make major strides to end Prostate Cancer, possibly within the next several years. Since prostate Cancer shares genetic markers with at least 16 other known cancers, researchers should also be able to discover new treatments for breast, colon, ovarian, lung cancer, and many more.
In addition, to support these extraordinary efforts, a portion of all donations to the Pink Nail Society will be contributed to help support the Prostate Cancer Foundation's Many vs. Cancer, which funds a network of more than 1,000 of the world’s top cancer researchers. These are the individuals who will discover the cure and save lives, find additional treatments, and improve the quality of life for millions of Prostate Cancer survivors. Together, we are supporting their important mission and scientific work.
By donating to the Pink Nail Society page, you’re joining thousands of advocates around the world who care about ending Prostate Cancer and are stepping up to do something about it.
WHEN MANY PEOPLE COME TOGETHER, WE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.
And I won’t stop until we live in a world where no man or woman suffers and dies of cancer. We can be close to seeing this day, and every donation, large or small, makes a difference. Every donation brings us closer to better treatments and ultimately a cure.
Please join me in being part of the solution. After all, it takes more than one person to fight cancer. It takes many of us doing our part together.
Remember, it doesn't have to be too late to save HIS prostate and HIS quality of life.
Come join the Pink Nail Society's vital mission: "We Pinkie Swear to Care."