8th Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show

To Elevate Prostate Cancer Awareness Took Place Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Moonlight Studios in NYC
8th Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show
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Featured Appearances by Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete, Billy Porter, Luis A. Miranda, Jr., Young Paris, J. Harrison Ghee, Marcus Samuelsson, Don Lemon, Nigel Barker, Wilson Cruz, Philip Bloch, and others.

VIP Guests Included:

Holly Robinson Peete, Allyson Tucker Mitchell, Bevy Smith, Tamron Hall, and others.

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What:

The Blue Jacket Fashion Show, now in its 8th year, continues to elevate prostate cancer awareness, as stars hit the runway at their annual event.  Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, the show benefits nonprofit advocacy group ZERO Prostate Cancer and its efforts to raise awareness and funding to support the prostate cancer community and to improve early detection and reduce mortality.

More:

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among American men and is the second-leading cause of cancer death.1 People of color in particular, such as Black and Latine communities, face the highest risk of developing prostate cancer. In the U.S., thirty-seven percent of new cancer cases in Black men will be prostate cancer.2 Prostate cancer is also the most common cancer diagnosis among Latino men, with more than 13,000 diagnosed cases per year in the US.3 Family history increases the risk of prostate cancer and having a father or brother with prostate cancer more than doubles a man’s risk of developing this disease.4

Conversations about screening and past cancer diagnoses among at-risk communities can translate to more Black and Latino men getting screened, diagnosed and treated. The priority is to encourage men to stay on track with regular prostate cancer screenings as part of their healthcare routine to help them be the best version of themselves they can be – for themselves, their families, and their communities.

About The Blue Jacket Initiative

Frederick Anderson founded the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to create a platform to openly discuss men’s health issues with an emphasis on cancer education, early detection, prevention, and treatment options.

The Blue Jacket Fashion Show featured the following:

Billy Porter / Fashion Credit: Thom Browne

J. Harrison Ghee / Fashion Credit: Terry Singh

Rodney Peete / Fashion Credit: The Privilege

Marcus Samuelsson / Fashion Credit: The Privilege

Wilson Cruz / Fashion Credit: Arjona Collection

Luis Miranda, Jr. / Fashion Credit: Talya Bendel x HAAS

Don Lemon / Fashion Credit: The Privilege

Nigel Barker / Fashion Credit: Ben Sherman

Alex Lundqvist / Fashion Credit: Stephen F

Young Paris / Fashion Credit: Arjona Collection

Eric West / Fashion Credit: AARC55

Les Trent (Inside Edition) / Fashion Credit: Don Morphy

James Aguiar / Fashion Credit: jameAstyle X Fleur’d (Modern Luxury)

Carlos Greer / Fashion Credit: AKNVAS (Page Six & Extra TV)

Frank DiLella (NY1) / Fashion Credit: Bruno Magli

Louis Finley (NY1) / Fashion Credit: Levi’s

Jeremy Helligar / Fashion Credit: Elie Balleh (People Magazine)

John Dias (WCBS-TV) / Fashion Credit: Gustavo Moscoso

John Hill (Sirius XM) / Fashion Credit: Don Morphy

Ty Hunter  / Fashion Credit: Tommy Hilfiger

Brian Ceballo / Fashion Credit: POTRO

Don Hood / Fashion Credit: Magpies & Peacocks

Ty-Ron Mayes / Fashion Credit: BARABAS

Omar Hernandez / Fashion Credit: Gustavo Moscoso

Kris Bennett / Fashion Credit: Burkindy x Jahnkoy

Erik Bottcher / Fashion Credit: Carlos Campos (NYC Council Member)

Dr. Brad Schaeffer / Fashion Credit: Elie Balleh

Phillip Bloch / Fashion Credit: AKNVAS

Mike Woods / Fashion Credit: SOU KUU by THE NORTH FACE (Fox5 New York)

Richard Thomas / Fashion Credit: Gustavo Moscoso (TAO Hospitality Group)

Dr. Ash Tewari / Fashion Credit: Elie Balleh (Johnson & Johnson spokesperson)  

Tyrone Brewer / Fashion Credit: J.Mclaughlin (President, U.S. Oncology, Johnson & Johnson)

Robert Ginyard / Fashion Credit: J.Mclaughlin (Prostate Cancer Survivor and Zero Prostate Cancer spokesperson)

About Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity.

About ZERO Prostate Cancer

ZERO Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equityto meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.

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