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Fall 2012

Message from the Executive Director

Thank you for a Great First Year

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As I end my first year with the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, our shared mission to raise Awareness, provide Answers and promote Action in the fight against testicular cancer is more vital than ever. Testicular cancer continues to be the most common cancer in young men. Incidence rates increase annually. Almost 9000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year.

As you'll see in the newsletter below, 2012 was a very productive one for the Foundation. We hope that 2013 will be even better. With your continued support, in the coming year we will:

- Engage brand new audiences, including survivors and the newly diagnosed
- Unveil a new and improved seankimerling.org
- Drive awareness via partnerships with healthcare and school systems
- Bring the testicular cancer issue to the national media spotlight
- Create a culture of Awareness, Answers and Action in the fight against the disease

We require your help to make this happen. We need your support, and we promise that your contribution will make a difference. 2013 will be the tenth anniversary of Sean’s passing, and our work is far from done. We ask you to dig deep, give generously, and help us create a world where no man dies from this disease.

Sincerely,

Rob Eccles, MBA, MHP
Executive Director

 

Foundation Adds New Board Members

SKTCF Board of Directors 2012

Noah Kimerling

Mr. Kimerling is the senior founding member of the accounting firm Kimerling & Wisdom LLC, with over 30 years experience.

Ross Wisdom

Mr. Wisdom is a CPA and senior member of the accounting firm of Kimerling & Wisdom LLC.

Robert Seaver

Mr. Seaver is founder and CEO of Vivox, Inc., a communications service provider. He was formerly an investment banker with Goldman Sachs International and an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell. He is also a member of the New York Bar.

Eric Meyrowitz

Mr. Meyrowitz is the VP/ General Manager of PIX11, and a longtime supporter of SKTCF.

Dan Abrams

Mr. Abrams is a television host, legal commentator, web entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is currently Legal Analyst at ABC News Good Morning America (GMA), and a substitute anchor for the network. He is also a testicular cancer survivor.

Jeffrey Wolf

Mr. Wolf is Executive Vice President of Sales at Bounce TV, and Owner/Principal at The Lobo Group. He is also a testicular cancer survivor.

Andrew Friedman

Mr. Friedman is President and Founder of AJF Financial Services. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and a Registered Investment Advisor.

Dr. Adam Feldman

Dr. Feldman is an urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology. He specializes in the treatment of cancer and related research. He is a faculty member of the Department of Urology and a Urologic Oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Richard Pacheco

Mr. Pacheco is a SVP of Business Development at Univision in NYC and a testicular cancer survivor.

 

SKTCF Celebrates Testicle Tuesday in Times Square!

On Tuesday, May 8 2012 from 10am to 2pm, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation's Mr. CheckEm (seen here) made a visit to Times Square to promote Testicle Tuesdays, the Foundation's newest testicular cancer awareness initiative.

About Testicle Tuesdays:
Testicle Tuesdays is a campaign designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer, encourage men to perform monthly self exams, and promote public discussion of the most common cancer in men 15 to 40. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation urges men to perform self exams on the second Tuesday of each month. The Foundation encourages everyone to discuss the issue, and even work the word “Testicle” into conversation, and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Testicle Tuesdays” stories or videos. Please spread the word, and keep an eye out for Mr. CheckEm! You never know where he'll show up!

 

PIX11 Reporter Races to Fight TC!

On June 16, 2012 PIX11 reporter Dyrol Joyner participated in the Meadowlands Racetrack's 1st Annual Broadcaster’s Charity Derby, representing SKTCF as his charity of choice. Dyrol, a two time Emmy winner and current sports anchor/reporter for WPIX11 and MSG Varsity, joined many other broadcasting celebrities to raise awareness and funds for local charities. Thanks Dyrol!

 

 

 

 

Award Winning Musician Supports the Fight Against TC

Christian Finger is an award winning drummer and composer who has played and recorded with some of the world’s most famous musicians. He has been writing new music for his Album, "Ananda-The World Is Bliss" for the past five years. With help from many SKTCF supporters, Christian raised funds to produce the album through the website, Kickstarter.com, where he raised over $8,000 during a 30-day campaign. Christian will donate 10% of all proceeds from the sales of “Ananda-The World Is Bliss” to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation in support of raising awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis & treatment. To learn more about Christian Finger's album please visit his official website christianfinger.com. Congratulations and thanks to Christian Finger!

 

Annual Wine Tasting a Huge Success

On July 17, 2012 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), local celebrities and sports greats for a night of fine wine, food, entertainment and awareness. Special thanks to Andrew and Loretta Friedman, Dr. Brian Mehling, and Eddie Amarante for hosting an incredible night.

 

Blondie’s Once Again Supports SKTCF

On July 27, 2012, Blondies (212 West 79th Street) hosted an evening in support of the PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner. All who purchased raffle tickets received a happy hour wrist band and gift. It was a great evening in support of a great cause. Our thanks to Blondies and Andrew Rosario!

 

A Member of the Family Takes Action Against Testicular Cancer!

On August 12, 2012 Sean's brother Josh Kimerling participated in The Great Race, a “team triathlon” in Auburn, New York. The race, in which Josh participated with his college roommate, consisted of a 6.2 mile run, a 19.5 mile bike ride, and a 4 mile tandem canoe ride. Many friends of SKTCF came together to support Josh and the fight against TC. Your support is greatly appreciated!  

 

Baseball Babes Raise Awareness in Name of Their Fathers

The traveling basebeball babes are two young ladies on a mission to spread awareness about both testicular cancer and prostate cancer. Each year Serena and Lisa run an event to raise funds for SKTCF so we can continue our mission. Read more about the babes by clicking here.

 

SKTCF Raises Over $160,000 to Fight TC While Honoring NY Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree, and Global Philanthropists Dr. Brian Mehling and Eddie Amarante

The foundation announced that over $160,000 was raised to help drive awareness, provide answers and promote action in the fight against Testicular Cancer. Countless sports greats, television and radio personalities, corporations and individuals participated in the PIX11/SKTCF 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner, at Muttontown Country Club on August 13, 2012, a day Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed to be The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Day in New York City. PIX11 News Anchors Jodi Applegate and Mr. G hosted the awards dinner, which honored NY Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree, and Global Philanthropists Dr. Brian Mehling and Eddie Amarante. Attendees enjoyed a day of golf, lunch, dinner, live entertainment and contests at one of the region’s premier clubs, and raised funds for a vital cause.

The Foundation greatly appreciates the commitment and support of the following sponsors and partners:

Diamond Sponsor:

PIX11

Gold Sponsors:

James Orphanides of Centurion Holdings LLC., New York Mets, NFL Network, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, The Richard E. Capri Foundation

Hole in One Sponsor:

Porsche of Roslyn

Banking partner:

TD Bank

Apparel Sponsor:

Blue Horizon Foundation

Celebrity Sponsors:

Ace Wire Cable & Co., American Realty Capital, CoxReps, Debmar-Mercury, Grassi & Co., Joseph Bencivenga, Joshua Kimerling, MetLife, Safeway Construction, Sleepy’s, Sony, Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, The Peelle Company, Twentieth Television

Hole Sponsors:

JE Media, Inc., New York Football Giants Inc., Robert B. Catell, Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distributors

Putting Contest Sponsor:

JL Media

Tee Sponsors:

AJF Financial Services Inc., American Portfolios, Brady Construction, Michael Donahue, The Wagner Family Foundation

In Kind Sponsors:

Andrew Marc, Apple & Eve Juices, American Luxury Limousine Inc., Avion Tequila, Bacardi USA, Blue Horizon Foundation, Centurion Holdings LLC, CorinthianMedia, David Tyree, Donald Trump Country Club, Estee Lauders, Ernesto & Rita Grinberg, Gucci, HBO, IFlyTrapeze, Kiehls, Opici Wines, PIX11, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Mariano Rivera, Muttontown Country Club, NJ Devils, NY Knicks, NY Mets, Scott Gaines of Bug Country, TaylorMade, The Glen Head Country Club, The Golf Club at Chelsea, The Leewood Golf Club, The Paramount Country Club, The Pine Hollow Country Club, The SeaWane Country Club, The Sedgewood Country Club, Twentieth Television, UnitedHealthcare

 

Thank You United Healthcare!

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation proudly thanks United Healthcare for their partnership in the fight against TC. The sponsor of the SKTCF shower card program, United Healthcare is truly making a difference. This year, thousands of shower cards were shipped across the United States. (For more information on shower cards click here) For more information on United Healthcare please visit www.uhc.com. To visit UHC.TV, United Healthcare's online health and wellness content channel, visit www.uhc.tv.

 

 

 

 

SKTCF Announces College Advisory Panel

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation’s College Advisory Panel (CAP) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to raising Awareness, providing Answers and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer (TC). Members collaborate to drive the foundation’s college agenda, coordinate awareness activities and organize fundraising events in their schools. Most importantly, CAP members show the world that young people care and can make a difference in the fight against TC, the most common cancer in college age men. We are looking for young people who are committed to the fight against TC. If you are a survivor, a caregiver, a friend or family member, or just interested in getting involved - as long as you have the passion to raise Awareness, provide Answers and promote Action, we want you on our team! For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

SKTCF Joins TD Bank's Affinity Program

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is proud to announce our involvement in the TD Bank Affinity Membership Program. This great program allows you, our loyal constituents, to enhance your support of the foundation simply by letting TD Bank know that you support our mission. Just contact your TD Bank representative and mention our Affinity code (A3698), and they'll take care of the rest! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SportsGrid and Abrams Research Giveaway Contest

Thanks to SportsGrid and Abrams Research for helping SKTCF to raise awareness of TC. The team developed a Twiiter contest designed to raise awareness of the disease, increase the foundation's social network following and drive traffic to the foundation's website. Read more about the campaign by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

2012 PIX11 Health and Wellness Expo

On October 27th, 2012 SKTCF participated in the 2012 PIX11 Health and Wellness Expo at the Jacob Javits Center. This annual event brought thousands of community members together for a great day in a unique and intimate setting to share, inspire and connect with each other to bring health to life.

SKTCF representatives joined fitness celebrities like Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks, Kru Phil Nurse, Diamond Dallas Page, health experts, and PIX11 personalities such as Jodi Applegate, Tamsen Fadal, Mr. G, Linda Church, Dr. Steve, Sukanya Krishnan, Frances Rivera, Lisa Mateo and Greg Mocker for this incredible event.

Our very own Mr. CheckEm’ took the opportunity to spread TC Awareness to the thousands of participants in attendance. Thanks PIX11 for inviting us to be part of such a great event!

 

 

 

 

SKTCF Benefits from “Office Olympics”

MoneyGram recently sponsored a charity fundraiser as part of their annual Office Olympics. The winner of the event got to select the charity to which the company donated all the funds raised. This year's winning team - “Team Jellyfish” - chose to support SKTCF and our fight against TC. We truly appreciate Team Jellyfish's commitment to our mission of raising Awareness, providing Answers and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer!

 

Ways to help

Support our Annual Appeal

To read a year-end letter from our Board of Directors (click here)

Sponsor an Event

Sponsoring an event is a great way to boost awareness of your organization and attract socially conscious individuals. To sponsor an event contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsor a Virtual Event

Using your Facebook or Crowdrise Page create a cause to benefit Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. For instructions on creating a causes app contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsor a Program

Cause related marketing programs, in partnership with the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation can increase sales, customer loyalty, enhance your brand image, and generate positive media coverage while helping to save the lives of young men. You can play an extremely important and visible role in helping to eliminate the suffering of many. For info on program sponsorship opportunities contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foundation Partners with goodsearch.com and goodshop.com to Raise Awareness and Resources to Fight Testicular Cancer

Many of the top internet retailers and travel sites have joined forces with GoodShop.com to donate part of every purchase to a favorite charity at no additional cost to you! Select Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as your charity, then click through to your favorite store and shop as usual.

Change your homepage/search engine to goodsearch.com, select Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as your cause, and every time you search the web GoodSearch.com will donate to the foundation. The money comes from advertisers.

Foundation Partners with onecause.com to Raise Awareness and Resources to Fight Testicular Cancer

Top internet retailers and travel sites have joined forces with OneCause.com to donate part of every purchase to your favorite charity at no additional cost to you! Go to onecause.com select Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as your charity, then click through to your favorite store and shop as usual. Everyday purchases through OneCause, will earn contributions to help fight TC at no extra cost to you. Thousands of dollars have been raised for charities!

Recurring Giving

Recurring giving allows you to dedicate a fixed amount each month to fund Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation programs and services throughout the year.

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations honor your loved one.

Tribute Donations

Tribute donations honor a special person or event.

Stock Donations

A gift of appreciated securities supports our programs and provides additional tax benefits for donors. To make a stock donation contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way to increase your donation with employer matching funds. Many employers will match your personal donation. Check with your company for more information on matching gift programs.

United Way Payroll or Personal Contributions

United Way payroll or personal contributions can be directed to SKTCF. Simply designate The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as your organization of choice

See a Show, Fight TC …Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Partners with Givenik.com to Fight Testicular Cancer

We are proud to partner with givenik.com to raise awareness and resources to fight TC. Use givenik.com to purchase individual or group tickets to a Broadway Show. Designate Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (under health) as your favorite charity, and 5% of each ticket sale will be donated to the foundation.

 

Cause Related Marketing Campaigns

Partnering with the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation can increase sales and customer loyalty, enhance your brand image, and generate positive media coverage while helping to save the lives of young men. For information on program sponsorship opportunities contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phoneballs

Phoneballs.com launched a campaign and is donating 10% of all proceeds to SKTCF. “Need to protect your iPhone from everyday cuts and scrapes? Have a soft spot in your heart for testicles?” (click here)

Kharmanyc.com

“This is what matters to me” Kharmanyc.com Campaign - limited edition tees available exclusively through Kharmanyc.Com. 40% of all proceeds to SKTCF (click here)

Thirsty Clothing

Thirsty clothing realizes the importance of giving back to the community. Thirsty Clothing is donating 50% of all profits made from the “Save a Nut” wristbands to the Sean Kimerling Foundation. The "Save A Nut" bracelets come in green and blue. The size of the bracelets are 1 inch. Bracelets are $3.00 each + s and h. (http://www.thirstyclothing.com)

Ball Check

Support cancer awareness and prevention with these custom-designed silicone wristbands.Individual wristbands are $3.99 plus shipping/handling, and multi-packs of four(one in each color) are $14.99 plus shipping/handling. 15% of net proceeds willsupport the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer foundations. For more information go to (http://www.ballcheck.org)  

 

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  



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