Marines shoot calendar for male breast cancer research - Natick Bulletin and Tab
Proceeds from the 2011 calendar, which will be sold through the artbecause.org website and will be available by Oct. 1, "will fund a research project looking at the environment and cancer, with an emphasis on male breast cancer," Anbinder said. A gallery show of the photographs, which will be featured at the foundation's Oct. 14 annual gala at the Park Plaza, will move to the Art Institute of Philadelphia in February and March, Anbinder said, and "the plan is to have it tour.
"We hope the exposure from both the calendar and the gallery shows will raise the visibility of the indiscriminate nature of this disease and that it's not just one that strikes women," she said.
"We need to get more studies," Devereaux said, including studies to see if treating breast cancer in men with the same protocols used to treat women is the most effective.
"My goal is to raise awareness," he said. "I try to be an advocate. Why else would I get this crazy disease?"
The calendar will show "it's all different shapes and sizes" the disease affects, Devereaux said.
Including a surprisingly large number of the nation's few and proud.