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U.S. Foundation Joins “Ballsy” Charities from Around the Globe at Zero Campaign Launch in Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

New York, NY - 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 are coming together to change that at the worldwide launch of the Zero Campaign at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast City on March 16, 2013.

The Zero Campaign is designed to showcase the amazing results that Northern Ireland has achieved with zero deaths from testicular cancer for three years in a 10 year time frame. While the country has a small population, health systems are approaching the disease—one of the most curable cancers if caught and treated in the very early stages—with strategies that successfully encourage early detection, treatment and follow up. The Zero Campaign intends to encourage other countries to look at how they fight this disease. Testicular cancer charities from all over the US, UK and Europe will meet to share ideas, network and collaborate.

“We are all very excited. We don’t often get a chance to meet and celebrate what is great news in the fight against cancer, especially in a country that has shown that it’s possible to achieve zero deaths from testicular cancer,” says Patrick Cox, founder and CEO of Male Cancer Awareness Campaign, and the host of the event. “We are delighted to have the Sean Kimerling Foundation attend our event. They are a bold male cancer charity, and they’ve inspired us.”

“This is a great opportunity to learn from the efforts in Belfast and across the UK, which are audacious, irreverent and above all, successful” says Rob Eccles, Executive Director of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. “We’re honored to be among those invited to attend.”

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 the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign:
Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC) is the UK’s boldest, most daring and most innovative charity and the organizer and host of the Zero Campaign in Belfast City, Northern Ireland. Patrick Cox founded the charity 8 years ago. Learn more at www.malecancer.org.


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