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Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Launches Online Training Kit to Help Fight TC

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The foundation launched a grassroots advocacy and communications program online, including multimedia and interactive presentations. Also included are training materials targeting discussions with medical and health services professionals.

Testicular cancer strikes young men, usually between the ages of 15 - 39. While rare, incidence frequently becomes newsworthy when it strikes young vibrant men in the public eye. The death of a young man is a great loss for a family, community and society. This program is designed to help young men, parents, families, medical professionals and communities decrease the risk for death from testicular cancer. While the disease cannot be prevented, TC is 95% curable when caught early.

The incidence of testicular cancer is rising. In the United States, almost every hour of every day one young man will be diagnosed with TC. A recognized authority in testicular cancer risk reduction, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is dedicated to helping establish education programs to create awareness on testicular self-examination.

Self-contained grassroots advocacy and communications programs, created in partnership with Grigon Communications, are available online in downloadable formats. The resource kits include multimedia/ interactive and non-interactive presentations. Community leaders, TC survivors, health services professionals, and other activists are provided resources to deliver testicular health discussions to high school classes, work groups and other venues where appropriate. The goal is to encourage young men to take control of their own testicular health. Training materials targeting discussions with medical and health services professionals are also available.

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation was founded in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling who died of TC at the age of 37. The foundation has a focused mission: to raise awareness of the need for and the importance of testicular self-examination. "Sean fought a brief, intense battle with cancer. He was unaware of his cancer until very late when severe back pain sent him to the doctor. He was a young, healthy, vibrant man, intelligent and kind : his life was cut short in its prime", said Noah Kimerling Foundation President and Founder. "The Foundation's goal is that all men will have the information they need about the disease, its symptoms and what to do about them so that more cases will be diagnosed early, and lives saved".

ALMOST EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY IN THE UNITED STATES, ONE YOUNG MAN WILL HEAR "YOU HAVE TESTICULAR CANCER" : THEY NEED TO HEAR "WE CAUGHT IT EARLY"

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