Guys with Gumption

Marc Silver

Perhaps inspired by the activism of cancer survivors, cancer husbands are setting a strong example for organizing men’s groups to help other guys cope and to help the cause of cancer research. Here are three such organizations: 

Men Against Breast Cancer

Men Against Breast Cancer teaches men to be better caregivers, empathetic listeners and all-around first-rate support people. Grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and drug companies enable them to reach out to a broad audience with their educational workshops.

Men with Heart

Men with feet is more like it. The Boston-based group seeks to raise “awareness, funds and smiles” by motivating men to take part in walkathons. With 125 members, Men with Heart field teams have raised $600,000 since 2002.

Partners in Breast Cancer Survival

Comprised of breast cancer husbands, the Indiana-based group holds monthly meetings and fishing tournaments. 

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