More and more men are jumping on the painted fingernail bandwagon, and it’s for a great cause. Men are sharing photos of their painted nails in an effort to raise awareness for children victim of physical and sexual abuse as part of the Painted Nail Campaign.
I'm a @YGAP #polishedman Being a @PolishedMan isn't just about remembering to buy flowers, how many rounds you shout, or how much you lift. It's about saying no to violence against children. That's why this October I'm painting my nail and asking you to donate to help the 1 in 5 kids globally who are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. And I nominate @liamhemsworth @zacefron @robertdowneyjr @renner4real @markruffalo @twhiddleston nail it to end it. Become a polished man here www.polishedman.com @auschildhood , thanks to @laurapanton
During the month of October, men are encouraged to share photos using the hashtag #PolishedMan in hopes of raising awareness and funds for the organization and its cause.
Celebrities such as Zac Efron, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth shared photos supporting the cause.
Thanks for the nom, @chrishemsworth. Happy to paint one nail and be a @PolishedMan this month to say no to violence against children. 1 in 5 children are subject to physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18 and that’s one too many. Find out how you can help/donate at http://polishedman.com. I nominate the following studs @james_marsden, @thehughjackman, @andybovine, @ders808, @blakeanderson and @deandrejordan6 to become a #polishedman. #nailittoENDit
Former NFL star Tony Richardson and chef Mario Batali also posed for a snapshot showing off their freshly painted nails.
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Co-founder of the organization, Elliot Costello, explained by painting one nail, it represents the one in five children who are physically or sexually abused before the age of 18.
“Our hope is to create a global movement that will lead change in the conversation about what it means to be a man,” Costello told TODAY.com. “By supporting positive male role models who support equality and the rights of a child, we can create a community of male change-makers.”
“We’re asking men to lead the way, to start conversations and challenge the culture from where they stand,” Costello stated on the organization’s website. “One man-i-cure at a time.”