Pink Nail Society in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is currently running a cancer awareness program to inform men about the risks of prostate cancer.
Our founder, Stephen Tendrich, was a bartender in New York when his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His (Prostate Specific Antigen) PSA level had already reached level 22, which means that his cancer cells have already dominated his prostate. It was too late when his doctor suggested surgery. Even after going through a surgery and radiation therapy, the cancer cells in his body continue to increase in number. This is why he decided to administer hormone therapy treatment every month to decelerate the growth of cells.
A Touching Exchange between Father and Son:
In July of 2014, Stephen and his father Donald, were face-timing. Donald explained that he felt he lost his manhood due to the side
effects of his prostate cancer surgery. To boost his self-esteem, Stephen decided to paint both of his pinky finger nails pink to demonstrate that one can still be a man, even with a little colorful nail polish.
During their phone conversation, Stephen proudly revealed: "Dad, look at my nails. Yes, they are pink; however, I still stand a here man. And, So Are You." On his phone screen, Stephen saw his father’s face light up with a broad smile… and ever since then he has had a whole new positive outlook. To this day, Stephen continues to paint his pinkies pink and so does his father.
Then and there, was the creation of the Pink Nail Society.
-Raise awareness in prostate cancer in Fort Lauderdale and the surrouding areas.
-Collaborate with community partners.
-Contribute funding towards prostate cancer research (Prostate Cancer Foundation)