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A Message from the Executive Director


Dear Friends:

2013 was a big year for the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation and our mission of raising Awareness, providing Answers and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer. It was not only a time to recognize that it has been ten years since we lost Sean to the disease, but it was also an opportunity to celebrate ten years of delivering our mission and bringing our message to millions. A time to take pride in ten years of raising awareness and saving lives. An opportunity to share stories of survival and success.

Please take a few minutes to read below and look back at the year that was. More importantly - please continue to support us as we look forward to a time where no man dies from TC.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

Sincerely,

Rob Eccles
Executive Director


Introducing a Brand New Seankimerling.org!

In early 2013 we introduced our brand new website. Seankimerling.org is designed to offer more resources, information and value to our friends and supporters, the public and most importantly those seeking information about testicular cancer and opportunities to join the fight.

To read more, click here


Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

SKTCF was proud to welcome several new members to our Board of Directors in 2013.

To see our full list of staff and board, click here



The Valentine's Day Check

Cancer may not be funny, but raising awareness and making Testicular Cancer less taboo of a topic can be. SKTCF partnered with comedian Jessimae Peluso and Ditch Films to help make "Be A Man. Self Exam" a household name with a new video called The Valentine's Day Check.

To read more, click here



The World's "Ballsiest" Charities United in Belfast, Northern Ireland!

 

Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer, yet it's not one of the cancers you hear people talking much about. Charities from around the world came together to change that at the worldwide launch of the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign's "Zero Campaign" at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 16, 2013. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation was honored to be a part of this great event.

To read more, click here



SKTCF Partners with Yankee Prospect Tyler Austin

 

Tyler Austin is a fighter, and he has been for as long as anyone can remember. When he was 3 years old, he fought for a bicycle. When his parents finally gave in, he fought for them to take the training wheels off. After a long battle, the Austin's agreed under protest and watched nervously as their little fighter rode away-training wheels free-and never looked back. Asked what one word describes her son, Kim Austin pauses for a moment and says, simply, "Tenacious."

To read more, click here



Foundation Releases "Edgy" New TC Video

 

Cancer may not be funny, but getting men to "Check 'Em" and making Testicular Cancer less taboo of a topic sure can be. We teamed up with a comedian on the rise, Jessimae Peluso and Ditch Films to help make "Be A Man. Self Exam" a household name with a new video, aptly titled "Phone Sex".

To read more, click here



SKTCF Shares Stories of Survival

 

Found and treated in its earliest stages, testicular cancer is up to 99% curable. Who better to spread this message of hope than a survivor? In 2013 we were fortunate to connect with several testicular cancer survivors and share their stories via our website.

To read Tyler Austin's story, click here

To read Brian Harrington's story, click here

To read Eddie Scannell's story, click here

To read Brian Kemper's story, click here

To read John Prieto's story, click here

To read Steven Santamorena's story, click here



The 1st Annual Running of the Balls

 

The Running of the Balls was the Father's Day event of the year, as people from all over the NYC area grabbed their balls and ran to Roosevelt Island to celebrate Father's Day early and help fight the most common cancer in young men.

To read more, click here



PIX11's Dyrol Joyner Supports the Fight...On an Ostrich

 

On Saturday, June 22 the Meadowlands Racetrack hosted The 2nd Annual Arabian Nights Camel & Ostrich Races. PIX11 reporter, Dyrol Joyner participated in the event and selected SKTCF as his charity of choice.

To read more, click here


4th Annual Fred K's Cancer Event

 

Our thanks to the Traveling Baseball Babes for continuing to support SKTCF!

To read more, click here



A Night of Wine, Fun & Friends

 

On July 10, hundreds of SKTCF supporters joined Sommelier John List (Former Wine Director & Manager of Blue Hill & Blue Hill Stone Barns, former Wine Director at Craft/Craft Bar, and co-host of "That Thursday Thing" food and wine show on ABC) and local celebrities for a night of fine wine, food, entertainment and awareness.

To read more, click here



10th Annual Golf Event a Huge Success!

 

On Monday, August 5, sports legends, television and radio personalities, and hundreds of participants joined the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation at the PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, raising almost $200,000 to help fight the disease.

To read more, click here



Things Remembered Partners with the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation with the Introduction of "Man Globes"

 

Almost every hour of every day, one man in the United States will be diagnosed with testicular cancer - the most common cancer in young men ages 15 to 35. Realizing this disease is targeting the men in the lives of its customers, Things Remembered, the leading national retailer of personalized gifts, is aligning efforts with The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation to spread the word to its predominantly female customer base about the importance of reminding the men in their lives to perform regular self-checks for lumps and get checked by a physician when they are experiencing symptoms.

To read more, click here



"No Shave November" Activities Raise Awareness and Funds

 

Several organizations supported SKTCF with awareness and fundraising activities throughout the month of November. Read more about these great initiatives below.

To read about Bishops Barbershop, click here

To read about "Peter and the Star Catcher", click here

To read about "The Moustache Bash", click here


Seankimerling.org Adds "Testimonials" Page

 

In order to further share the stories of our survivors and supporters, the Foundation added a "Testimonials" page to seankimerling.org.

To read more, click here



Introducing "The Ballsiest Man Of The Year"

 

Things Remembered and SKTCF recently chose Randy Musselman as 2013's Ballsiest Man of the Year. Why? As Randy's wife Chelsea said, "He is in the military and all those guys try to act so hard and tough, they try to hide their soft side. Randy is just such a wonderful husband and father and he just deserves this trip so much," she said. "He really is the 'ballsiest' man I know. He's tough and does what he needs to do, but he's so sweet and soft at the same time."

To read more, click here


Get Involved in the Fight Against TC!

 

To learn more about ways you can personally take action in the fight against the most common cancer in young men, click here.

Do You Know the Symptoms of TC?

See your doctor if you notice any of the following: Pain, swelling, or hardness in the testis, or some combination

* Small, painless lump on the testicle
* Heaviness and/or fluid in the scrotum
* Ache in the lower abdomen or groin area
* Accumulation of blood or fluid in the scrotum
* Enlargement or change in the way a testicle feels
* Tenderness in the breast area
* Lower back pain

For more information on the disease, click here.