Male Breast Cancer Coalition: Men Get Breast Cancer Too
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About The Event
Panelists include: Michael Singer, David Engle, John Lynam, Adam Chamberlain, Aubrey Glencamp.
Michael Singer, a Bronx native, is a Ten-year male breast cancer thriver. He’s a product of the Bronx school system and had a 31-year career with the federal government as a Facility Maintenance Manager. Michael underwent a mastectomy after discovering a cyst under his left nipple in 2010. He’s a member of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, a collection of foundations and international male breast cancer survivors sharing their journeys. The coalition provides men and their families with resources to navigate through what is usually a woman's only club. As a lead advocate for the MBCC. He’s a graduate of the Project Lead program sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Coalition and has participated in the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Michael was also selected as a 2016-2018 Ford Warrior in Pink Model of Courage for Ford Motor Company. Michael has been featured in the mini-series “Men Have Breasts Too” a series about male breast cancer and its impact on men, their friends and families, further proving breast cancer does not discriminate. Thanks to Michael, New York State recognizes the 3rd week of October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Now that he is healthy again, his aim is to spread male breast cancer awareness to other men. He has participated and speaks at events to raise awareness. Michael’s ultimate goal is to spread the word that men can get breast cancer too, men should check themselves routinely, as well as be aware that early detection is a key to surviving this deadly disease. Michael meets with scientists, does countless interviews (CBS News, People, Headline News, NY Daily News just to name drop a few), attends conferences and has dedicated his life to helping others.
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