Annual Appeal 2018
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It has been fifteen years since Sean died from testicular cancer, a disease which is up to 99% curable if detected in its earliest stages and which young men of 15-40 are particularly vulnerable. We are proud of the work we have done over these 15 years through education and humor. Stories like Todd and Dana’s show that there is life and joy after testicular cancer.
We were thrilled for Todd and Dana, long time supporters of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. Todd, diagnosed just a year after he was married, says “I’m incredibly lucky to have been diagnosed early and to have found amazing doctors who dealt with the cancer swiftly. I just hit my 5-year cancer free mark and I don’t take that milestone lightly.” However, it wasn’t easy for them as they struggled with fertility for four years, although they were assured that testicular cancer had nothing to do with the difficulty to get pregnant. “The four years that my wife and I struggled with infertility can be described as many things: an emotional rollercoaster, a test of character and will power like nothing else, physically, emotionally and financially draining and a learning experience.”
“My wife and I are continuing to learn and grow as we navigate the world of parenting together. I think we’ve both taken lessons from my experience with testicular cancer and our experience with infertility and brought those into our lives as parents. We’re a little bit more patient as we had to be during the four years we tried to have a baby, we’re resolute as we were after my diagnosis and each time we look at our baby boy we’re reminded of how strong we both are. And through both my testicular cancer and our infertility journeys, we’ve dealt with it all with humor.”
SKTCF is inspired by Todd and other survivors to fight that much harder to achieve our mission of early detection and cure for TC. In 2018 alone we distributed over 10,000 shower cards to high schools, colleges, universities and health fairs, sponsored the “Running of the Balls” in NYC and Washington DC, been on Sirius Radio’s Langone’s DOCS programs to talk about TC, spread the message about early detection on social media platforms, and had a wonderful collaborations with Yankee and TC survivor Tyler Austin and with our sponsors at PIX11, DCW50 and DC101.
YOUR PART: In 2019, our goal is to distribute 15,000 Shower Card to Universities and High School across the country, expand the Running of the Balls races, and grow our Social Media awareness campaigns. Your commitment and generous donations enable us to continue our work.
Please make a donation by clicking the Donate button to the right.
Ask your employer about a matching gifts program and you double the impact of your gift. All contributions are fully tax deductible. Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.
President & CEO
A BIG Thank You to the 2018 Annual Appeal Donors:
Patty & John Houseman Bob Dunn Paul Pontorno Anthony Gagliotti Kirsten Edepli Patrick Brennan Marie Levine
Harriet & Ed Foote DIRE Family James Robbins August Cosentino Randy Caltman Nadine Lubka Janet & Brent Harrington
To make a donation, click the donation link below.
Be sure to ask your employer about a matching gifts program and you double the impact of your gift.
All contributions are fully tax deductible. Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.
Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Self Examination "Check'Em" Shower Cards, an important program of SKTCF, are distributed annually to high schools, universities, health clinics, other institutions and individuals. Men should be examining their testicles as commonly as women examine their breasts. Support TC
Awareness and Early Detection. Help us reach our 2019 goal to distribute 15,000 cards nationally.
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We gratefully acknowledge our corporate sponsors, who continue to dedicate themselves to helping us raise awareness about testicular cancer.
Board of Directors
President and CEO
S. Ross Wisdom, CPA