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Steve Del Gardo

  • age: 52
  • year of diagnosis: October of 2012
  • survivor years: 4
  • current city: Taylor Mill, KY
  • type of breast cancer: Stage 1 Male Breast Cancer
  • profession: Director/Founder of Protect The Pecs

About Steve

After finding a lump in his “pec area,” Steve found himself filling out a pink form that asked for information about his gynecologist and his period. Although he had a good sense of humor, he realized that his experience could help other men who were diagnosed. “It was after my second treatment … I heard a voice in my head telling me that I needed to start a male breast cancer foundation. It was the day Protect the Pecs was born.”


Who are your heroes in real life?
Breast cancer survivors and co-survivors.
What is your biggest fear?
I hate spiders. Being overrun by spiders.
What do you most value in your friends?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue.
Worthiness. What makes someone more worthy than the next? Who decides that?
Which talent would you most like to have?
Be an awesome golfer.
What is your current state of mind?
At ease.
How has having breast cancer changed your outlook on life?
It has made me realize that I shouldn't sweat the small stuff. And knowing that I can accomplish anything that comes to me.
What was your darkest hour?
Getting the news that I had Stage 1 breast cancer.
What was your brightest hour?
Seeing how many people (friends and family) came together to support me in my darkest hour.
How do you most like spending your time?
I love to cook. Being in the kitchen and making food for friends.
What is your greatest joy?
Finally realizing what my destiny is. Creating a new foundation to help men and their families with male breast cancer by providing awareness, education and medical research.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Humor. Making people laugh to forget about life's little troubles.
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Steve 's Favorite Looks

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