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The Things Remembered “Moustache Bash”


Throughout the week of November 11, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation took part in a fun and innovative program designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer. As you probably know, growing facial hair in the month of November has become a sign of support and awareness for men's health issues. During the “Moustache Bash”, Foundation staff and volunteers visited their local Things Remembered locations (the company has over 600 locations throughout the US) thanking company teammates and taking pictures incorporating Man Globes and moustaches. Both the Foundation and the stores posted pictures on Facebook on November 16 & 17, resulting in thousands of likes and shares, and increasing awareness of the disease and the Man Globes Program.


Display in Things Remembered
Queens, NY

Noah & Ervine Kimerling
Coral Springs, FL Store

Larry (Manager) & Ervine Kimerling
Coral Springs, FL Store
 
 Shari & Rob Eccles
Woodbridge Center, NJ Store

Amanda, Alannah, Jessica, Robert (Staff), Rafeena (Manager)
Queens, NY Store

Rabindra, Amanda, Alannah, Jessica, Robert (Staff), Rafeena (Manager) & Rosemary Hoosain

Jessica, Jennifer and Tayvein
Brunswick Square, NJ Store

Taylor and Emily Eccles show their support

Ashley and Rob Seaver
Natick, MA Store

Jasneel and Rob Eccles
Menlo Park, NJ Store


About Man Globes:For over 40 years Things Remembered has helped people celebrate life's big moments, and now they are helping to create a world where no man dies of testicular cancer with a great new product: Man Globes! This new line of engravable, male-centric bobble-head water globes is sure to be a popular holiday gift for the guy that has everything. There are six versions – including Beer Man, The Boss, The Ladies’ Man and The Workaholic – that each celebrate and cajole men for their occasionally irksome, yet always loveable idiosyncrasies. Every Man Globe purchased throughout the company’s retail sites, popular catalog and e-commerce website result in $2 going directly to SKTCF’s fight against testicular cancer.

About Things Remembered:Things Remembered, based in Highland Heights, Ohio, is the nation’s leading chain of personalized gift stores, with more than 600 stores in 48 states. For more information about Things Remembered or for store locations, call 800-274-7367 or log on to www.thingsremembered.com. For more news, follow Things Remembered on Twitter and Facebook.

About the Foundation:
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) is dedicated to raising Awareness, providing Answers, and promoting Action in the fight against TC. The foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award winning PIX11 sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the NY Mets. Sean died at the age of 37 from TC. Headquartered in New York City, the Foundation has strong ties to local sports teams and media. A registered 501(c)(3) public charity, SKTCF is nationally recognized as a key resource in the fight against TC.

About Testicular Cancer:
Almost every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer (TC). It is the most common cancer in men 15 – 35 years old, and incidence rates have been steadily increasing for decades. It is highly treatable—in fact, 99% curable—when found and treated at its earliest stages. In the case of TC, awareness truly is the cure.

Get Your Tickets Today!

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Peter and the Starcatcher – a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan – is a five-time Tony award-winning play. The show has been playing for almost two years, with successful runs on Broadway, off Broadway currently at New World Stages, and most recently on a national tour.

We are very happy to announce that throughout November, Peter and the Starcatcher will be celebrating the “Month of the Moustachio” and donating a portion of their ticket sales to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. Simply purchase tickets with the promo code PESTACHE11 and support the fight against the most common cancer in young men!

For more info on the show or to book your tickets today, visit peterandthestarcatcher.com.

Thanks Peter and the Starcatcher!

 

SKTCF Partners with Things Remembered on "Man Balls"

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Things Remembered Partners with The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation with the Introduction of “Man Balls"

Leading personalization retailer contradicts all brand perceptions in a bold effort to raise funds and awareness that early detection of testicular cancer is critical to survival

CLEVELAND – 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. While highly treatable if caught early, “half of all men diagnosed with testicular cancer do not seek medical attention until after the cancer has spread to other areas of the body.

At age 37, Sean Kimerling, a beloved, Emmy Award winning sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the New York Mets, died of testicular cancer. Prior to his diagnosis, Sean experienced pain, which he attributed to a potential workout or sports injury and postponed going to his doctor. When he finally saw a physician, the time span between diagnosis and his tragic passing was about 30 days. Shortly after his passing, his family and friends fulfilled Sean’s mission of raising awareness about the disease and formed the nationwide The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation in his honor.

Beginning October 1st, the retailer will offer a new line of engravable, male-centric bobble-head water globes, affectionately known as “Man Balls.” There are six versions – including Beer Man, The Boss, The Ladies’ Man and The Workaholic – that each celebrate and cajole men for their occasionally irksome, yet always loveable idiosyncrasies.

$2 of every Man Ball sale will go directly to The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early detection. Through the partnership, Things Remembered and the Foundation will focus on raising money and communicating the importance of early detection to the brand’s traditionally female customer base, the general public and the media. With women making approximately 80% of health care decisions for families, the retailer’s customers have tremendous power to foster awareness among the men in their lives about the most common cancer in men ages 15 to 35.

In November through December, in celebration of the international “Movember” movement, Things Remembered and the Foundation will host a celebrity charity auction of autographed Man Balls through eBay’s Giving Works program, with 100% of proceeds going to The Foundation.

“With early detection, testicular cancer has a cure rate of more than 90%. Unfortunately, at an age when most men feel invincible, many are unaware of the facts or uncomfortable with self-checks and talking with their doctors,” explains Amy Myers, Vice President of Creative Services at Things Remembered. “The majority of our customers are women with tremendous influence over their family’s health care decisions. By introducing Man Balls, we hope our manliest globes ever, serve as an educational tool to remind men to self-check themselves for lumps — a vital routine for early detection.”

“Our mission, in my son Sean’s memory, has always been to communicate the importance of early detection and treatment. Therefore we are pleased to be partnering with Things Remembered to reach so many people, who are close with men most at-risk for testicular cancer,” said Noah Kimerling, president and CEO of the Foundation.

“I found the most jarring statistic to be that half of all men diagnosed do not seek medical attention until after the cancer has spread, and then the chance of survival decreases as the disease progresses,” said Myers. “This topic makes people uncomfortable, but embarrassment is a major reason why many men go undiagnosed and the cancer spreads. If we can help save lives by starting this vital conversation in an approachable, but attention-grabbing way, then we have done what we set out to achieve with this product line and partnership.”

In taking this daring step to introduce a product line so contradictory to the refinement and sophistication of the brand, Things Remembered hopes the eye-catching program will attract the attention of its customers and young men most at risk for this disease, by speaking to them honestly and openly about testicular cancer.

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About Things Remembered

Things Remembered, based in Highland Heights, Ohio, is the nation’s leading chain of personalized gift stores, with more than 600 stores in 48 states. For more information about Things Remembered or for store locations, call 800-274-7367 or log on to www.thingsremembered.com

Bishops Barbershop Gives Back!

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November is Man Month at Bishops Barbershop, a chain of fun and edgy barbershops in Portland OR. A Portland fixture, Bishops has been making folks beautiful for the past 12 years.  They are also dedicated to the community - over the last couple of years, the company has donated over $30,000 in cash and services to local and national nonprofits. Bishops gives back!

Celebrate Movember with Bishops Barbershop, and help raise money to fight testicular cancer! All proceeds will be donated to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. For more information on Bishops Barbershop, visit bishopsbs.com

Thanks Bishops Barbershop!

About Testicular Cancer:

Almost every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer (TC). It is the most common cancer in men 15 – 35 years old, and incidence rates have been steadily increasing for decades. It is highly treatable—in fact, 99% curable—when found and treated at its earliest stages. In the case of TC, awareness truly is the cure.

About the Foundation:

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) is dedicated to raising Awareness, providing Answers, and promoting Action in the fight against TC. The foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award winning PIX11 sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the NY Mets. Sean died at the age of 37 from TC.  Headquartered in New York City, the Foundation has strong ties to local sports teams and media. A registered 501(c)(3) public charity, SKTCF is nationally recognized as a key resource in the fight against TC.

 

10th ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

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Every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer. 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. Honorees for this special anniversary event included former NHL player, NY Rangers announcer and testicular cancer survivor Joe Micheletti; longtime supporter Howard Margolies of United Healthcare; and rock critic, historian and talk show host Dave Marsh. PIX11 Weather Expert Mr. G and reporter/anchor Kirstin Cole were the evening’s emcees. Porsche of Larchmont sponsored the Hole in One.

Participants rubbed elbows with local celebrities, enjoyed a fabulous day of golf and supported a great cause. “Bringing this very special 10th anniversary event to Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester County was truly a homecoming for the Foundation. This was both a time to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sean’s tragic passing, and an opportunity to celebrate 10 years of raising awareness and saving lives” said Rob Eccles, the Foundation’s Executive Director.

To view a special video commemorating the 10th anniversary, narrated by PIX11’s Mr. G, please click here.

To view a PIX11 news coverage of the event click here.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:
PIX11

Silver Sponsors:
New York Mets, Noah & Ervine Kimerling, The Richard E. Capri Foundation

Celebrity/ Foursome Sponsors: American Portfolio, Bloomsburg Carpet, Checkmate Industries, CoxReps, Lee Miller, Edward Gomez, First National Administrators, Grassi & Co., Joshua Kimerling, LVI Services, Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Sleepy’s, Thomas Gallo, Toshiba, Twentieth Television

Underwriting Sponsors:
Blue Horizon Foundation, Cuddy & Feder LLP, ICON

Hole Sponsors:
JE Media, Inc., Warner Bros.

Putting Sponsor:
JL Media

Hole in One Sponsor: Porsche of Larchmont

Tee Sponsors:
AJF Financial Services, Bencivenga Ward & Company, Capriccio II, Cruise One Dream Vacations, Joseph P McDonagh, Pinnacle Strategies, Inc., Realty Capital Securties, LLC, Safeway Construction

Gift Bag Sponsors: Blue Horizon Foundation, Kimerling & Wisdom LLC, Korectype Oppenheimer Funds, Steve Madden, PIX11

In Kind Sponsors:
American Luxury Party Bus, Arthur Ashe Stadium Court, Andrew Marc, Avion Tequilla, Bagels-On-Hudson, Black Cow Coffee Co, Blue Horizon Foundation, Chili’s Bar & Restaurant, CorinthianMedia, Emm Group - Lexington Brass, Restaurant, Dobbs Liquor, Gucci, Hair Venture Salon, Hudson National Golf Club,Hudson Yoga, Intrepid Museum, James Orphandies, Leewood Country Club, Modells, New Jersey Devils, New York Sports Club, Opici Wine, PIX11, Rao’s Restaurant, Salon Topaz, Scarsdale Country Club, SeaWane Country Club, Sedgewood Country Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Sushi Mike Restaurant, SUV BLUE, LLC, The Madelyn Restaurant, The Muzic Store Inc. / Riverwork Recording Studios, Toga Bike Shop, Toshiba Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Walkers Bar & Restaurant, Wine Enthusiast

About Testicular CancerTesticular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15 – 35 years old, and incidence rates have been steadily increasing for decades. It is highly treatable—in fact, 99% curable—when found and treated in its earliest stages. In the case of testicular cancer, awareness truly is the cure.

About the FoundationThe 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 a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, recognized nationally as a key resource in the fight against testicular cancer.