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Attention New Yorkers: Celebrate Fathers Day At The Running Of The Balls

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Here’s something you should know: Every hour one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer (TC). It is highly treatable — in fact, 99 percent curable — when found and treated at its earliest stages. In the case of TC, awareness is essentially the cure.

With that in mind, we encourage people in the New York area to check out the first annual The Running of the Balls 5K, produced by NYCRUNS, on Roosevelt Island. The race will take place this Fathers Day, June 15, 2013. Participants are encouraged to donate a brand new sports ball, which will be distributed to needy children by charity partner Toys of Hope.

For more information on the race and the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, check out the official website here.

To read the entire article on SportsGrid click here.

4th Annual Fred K's Cancer Event

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To register, please visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fredkscancer/4thfredkscancerevent
 
If you wish to show your support with a donation, you may donate to Lisa's page here:
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/lisa-leone/4thfredkscancerevent or

Serena's page here:
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/serenaahne/4thfredkscancerevent

Check ‘Em...Mom Says!

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Check ‘Em...Mom Says!


Mother's Day is a celebration of mothers and motherhood, of maternal bonds, and of the great influence of mothers in our society. What better time to talk about the impact a mother can have on the health of her children and all the men in her life?


Mom: this mother’s day we encourage you to be the driving force of your family’s health. We ask you to take charge. We need you to be the Protector in Chief of the family Jewels!

Take it from our good friend Kim Austin, whose son (and future Yankee great!) Tyler was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July of 2009 – it may be awkward, it might be embarrassing, but a quick conversation only takes a minute, and can truly be a lifesaver.

“As a mom to 3 sons I would like to encourage all Mothers this Mother’s Day to speak openly to your sons, your husbands, brothers, and any other man significant in your life about the importance of monthly testicular self exams. Encourage open communication about any unusual findings. Early detection is the key to increased survival. Let’s work together so we can enjoy many more Mother’s Days with the men we love! Happy Mother’s Day Ladies!” - Kim Austin

So moms, let’s have those conversations...

And guys – you better Check ‘Em...MOM SAYS!

For your personal guide to testicular self exams, click here

To read Tyler Austin’s story, click here

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.

SKTCF Releases Brand New TC Awareness Video

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Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer. 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 would like to change that, with humor. 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”. CLICK HERE to see video.

Grab Your Balls and Head to Roosevelt Island: The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Announces the 1st Annual Running of the Balls

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CONTACT: Rob Eccles, Executive Director
Telephone: (732) 540-3529 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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! 

 

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