Actor William ‘Billy’ Baldwin (who is the third of the four Baldwin brothers) went Plaid for Dad in a charitable event that raised awareness for prostate cancer in Canada. The actor who is best known for his work in the movies Backdraft and Silver took time out of his busy schedule to support the charity. In addition to Billy Baldwin, Will and Grace’s Eric McCormack is a Plaid for Dad ambassador.
According to the official Plaid for Dad website, the charitable organization first started in 2015 and encourages men to wear plaid and take photos that are shared on social media websites with the hashtag #plaidfordad. Though the fundraiser is for Canada, many American citizens, like Billy Baldwin and Eric McCormack support the cause.
There are essentially three ways that Plaid for Dad raises funds for prostate cancer awareness. First, some people simply donate to the cause. The second option is to register your workplace and have everyone who wants to support Plaid for Dad wear the fabric. The third way to support the cause is by shopping for plaid in preapproved and affiliated retailers.
Need your help!!
Just did a cool event in Toronto called #PlaidForDad
1 in 7 Canadian man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.#EQBank challenged me.
Every time you retweet this they will donate $1 to #ProstateCancerCanada
10K RT goal… we can do it!!
On your mark… get set… pic.twitter.com/7ugVkooP8n
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) May 26, 2018
All men are encouraged to wear plaid during the Father’s day month as well as the day before Fathers day. One of the easiest ways to promote the cause and what Billy Baldwin recommended in his tweet was to simply retweet and share his tweet to automatically donate $1 to the cause.
For every photo and tweet that is shared until June 17, 2018, using the hashtag #plaidfordad EQ Bank of Canada will automatically donate $1 to the cause.
Several celebrities have followed Billy Baldwin’s lead and retweeted the post or shared their own including actress and activist Alyssa Milano, Eric McCormack, and John Tory.
Prostate cancer becomes more prevalent as a man ages. By the time a man reaches the age of 19, his risks of acquiring the disease increases. The highest age group that is susceptible to prostate cancer includes those 60-years-old and over.
Because prostate cancer can be treated if caught in time, it’s imperative that men are regularly checked for the condition.
Are you going to join celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Eric McCormack, and Billy Baldwin and go Plaid for Dad?