Men get breast cancer too. The challenge is obtaining breast cancer awareness information pertinent to men. We would like to use our battles and journeys as a shared learning experience. We intend to expand our knowledge and resources by way of this platform and assist others with cancer challenges in our community.
Vance Stacks, Jr. Is a male breast cancer survivor! He is a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a father, a grandfather, a cousin, a friend, and a mentor.
A native Memphian, Vance graduated from Central High School in Memphis, TN. He continued his education in criminal justice and worked 20 years in law enforcement. He has been a minister for 30 years.
In 2013 Vance received his first cancer diagnoses.
In April 2013, He needed to undergo breast surgery. He had a mastectomy removing one section of his breast tissue.
He celebrated 6 years of remission before becoming lethargic at a family reunion in October of 2019 . It was back.The cancer treatment required this round was surgery along with chemotherapy that started in April 2020. During a 6-month check-up, in December of that year, they found the cancer was back again and this time Vance needed a 3rd surgery. It was followed up with radiation treatment. As of April 29, 2021 to present day, he is Cancer Free! RING THE BELL!
Men are in need of help. During my journey and battle with breast cancer, I realized as a man we are not equally represented in the Pink Ribbon battle. I'm not trying to even the score, just join the battle. Men AND women have breast. Men need to be educated, aided and supported through the battle of breast cancer disease.
I’ve dedicated my life to letting men know we are vulnerable to this disease.
I started my non-profit
“Pink Ain’t Whatcha Think!” a organization that helps not only Men with Breast cancer but ALL cancer patients during there journey..
We have several tiers that we offer to the community.
-Blankets of Love
-PAWT Planning Posse
Check out this great video highlighting Methodist Healthcare and our founder.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help cancer patients with financial burdens, treatment, transportation and general support and care. Our goal is to create a community circle that aids in improving the battlefield conditions and ultimately the outcomes and outlook of the journey. Your generous donation will be greatly appreciated and be instrumental in accomplishing this mission.
Pink Ain’t Whatcha Think Upcoming Events
Keep an eye out for Volunteer opportunities and community gatherings
In loving Memory for our friend Jasmine Smith.
PAWT would like to thank everyone that donated to the funeral expenses.
Thank you N.J. Ford and Son funeral Services for your compassion and assistance in helping out our extended family with arrangements.