The John W. Nick Foundation was founded in 1995 in memory of John Nick who died in 1991 at the age of 58. John, his family, and some of his physicians were not aware that men could get breast cancer. Who could have guessed that his lack of knowledge would kill him? John went to doctors three times in eight years. Each time he was told his symptoms were nothing to worry about. Eight years later his symptoms were recognized and a mastectomy was performed. The diagnosis was male breast cancer “Paget’s Disease.” John’s treatment granted remission for only six months and then he lost his battle as it spread to his bones. The events that surrounded John’s late diagnosis were his daughter’s catalyst to begin her male breast cancer awareness campaign. Nancy Nick’s crusade began in 1994, just as she had promised her father, letting men know that male breast cancer does exist.