Grab Your Balls and Head to Roosevelt Island: The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Announces the 1st Annual Running of the Balls
CONTACT: Rob Eccles, Executive Director
New York, NY - Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer. But it is not one of the cancers you hear people talking about. Why is that? It needs to be discussed, as men are needlessly dying from a disease that’s up to 99% curable when found early. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is raising awareness of the disease with the 1st Annual Running of the Balls, produced by NYC RUNS, taking place on Roosevelt Island on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
The Running of the Balls will be the Father’s Day event of the year, as people from all over the NYC area will grab their balls and head to Roosevelt Island to celebrate Father’s Day early and help fight the most common cancer in young men. The Foundation is happy to announce a brand new partnership with Toys of Hope. All event participants are asked to bring one brand new sports ball (baseball, basketball, football, etc.) to the event. They may either run with their balls and hand in later, or donate prior to start time. Toys of Hope will be collecting donated balls and distributing them to needy children and their families in the NYC area.
The Running of the Balls, on Saturday June 15, 2013, is an electronically timed 5K on a USATF certified course. Onsite packet pickup starts at 8:30am. The race starts promptly at 10am. The course will feature one H20 station. A bag check, restrooms, entertainment and post race snacks will be provided. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in each gender, in addition to several special categories. All participants will receive a souvenir “Running of the Balls” t-shirt. To register for the event, visit NYCRUNS.com, for more info visit seankimerling.org.
About The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation:
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising Awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, providing Answers, and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer. The foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award winning sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the NY Mets. Sean died at the age of 37 from testicular cancer. Headquartered in New York City, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is registered 501(c)(3) public charity, recognized nationally as a key resource in the fight against testicular cancer. For more info please visit www.seankimerling.org.
About Toys of Hope:
Toys of Hope is a year-round organization based on Long Island, which provides desperately needed goods and services to over 65,000 needy, underprivileged and homeless children, their families and their pets from Montauk to Manhattan. The principal guiding mission is that all children, regardless of their financial status, race, religion or nationality, are deserving of those things which can help give them a happier life. The goal is to assist families in becoming self sufficient and in turn help to improve their children’s lives. Toys of Hope is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of New York and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible. For further information, visit www.toysofhope.org.
About NYC RUNS:
Founded in 2009 by career middle of the packer Steve Lastoe, NYC RUNS is an important resource for local runners seeking out information about races and running clubs in the New York Metropolitan Area. Offering race registration, timing and management services, NYCRUNS now reaches 30,000 or more local runners every month and is a valuable tool for connecting runners, running clubs, and race directors. For more info, visit www.nycruns.com
The Running of the Balls is the Father’s Day Event of the year! Every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer--let’s do something about it! Let’s Run With The Balls!