May 4, 2015 – Breast cancer does not discriminate. No matter your gender, race, age, or address all people can get breast cancer.
Today marks the launch of one filmmaker helping another. Through the Tugg platform, select screenings of What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have it? will benefit the production of the upcoming documentary Men Have Breasts Too.
Allison W. Gryphon and Bret Miller know firsthand what it means to be breast cancer survivors. They are behind two separate films with the same goals. They want to present an honest conversation about what it’s like to go through various cancers, show people what journeys could look and feel like, and want viewers to feel hopeful.
Allison’s film What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have it? is the film she went looking for to help her through the process after being diagnosed in 2011. When she realized the physical and emotional cancer 101 she needed didn’t exist, Allison decided to make it herself.
Men Have Breasts Too will share stories from men who are members of what is usually a women’s only club, hear from family members impacted by male breast cancer, understand more about the disease from doctors and help spread awareness that men can indeed get breast cancer too. “I promised my surgeon that I would help change the world’s perspective on male breast cancer. My mission is to do as much as I can to help others,” says Bret.
Men Have Breasts Too is produced and directed by two people with very personal connections to male breast cancer. Mark Spark Welch whose own wife and father-in-law are breast cancer survivors and Lori M. Berlin who lost a male cousin to metastatic breast cancer and is herself BRCA2 positive, say the goal of Men Have Breasts Too is to ignite a serious discussion about detection and education for men with breast cancer. “When faced with the words
‘You Have Breast Cancer’ no man will feel alone ever again,” says Bret.
June 3rd, Kansas City: The first screening is in Bret Miller’s hometown of Kansas City. The screening will be introduced by Kathy Quinn of Kansas Fox 4 and followed by a Q&A with Bret and others.
June 6th, New York City: Men Have Breasts Too producer/director Lori M. Berlin will join Allison W. Gryphon, a male breast cancer survivor and others for a Q&A following the NYC Screening.
The filmmakers encourage communities to get involved and host their own screening to generate conversations and raise money for Men Have Breasts Too.
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Men Have Breasts Too
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