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.