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It was a perfect golf day for our 13th Annual PIX11/SKTCF Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner. Visit our Facebook page for more photos of this year’s event. Be sure to tag yourself and if you have any photos from our event share them using #celebrityballs! https://www.facebook.com/SKTCF
The SKTCF is pleased to announce that at this year’s golf event over $121,534 was raised to help continue our efforts to raise awareness and promote action in the fight against Testicular Cancer while honoring NY Giants Superbowl XXV MVP Ottis “OJ” Anderson. Many sports greats, television and radio personalities, corporations and individuals participated in the PIX11/SKTCF 13th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner at the gorgeous Muttontown Country Club on August 8, 2016. Attendees enjoyed golf, golf contests, great food, a wonderful auction, live entertainment and photos with celebrities, including with our very own “Mr. Check’Em.”
The legendary NY Giants Superbowl XXV MVP Ottis “OJ” Anderson, Sports Honoree, spoke of his long time support and personal interest in SKTCF. The Guido Di Re Corporate Honorees were the father and son of our long time supporter Guido Di Re, Victor Di Re and Victor Di Re, Jr.
Once again, PIX11 producer Chris Jacobs provided a very moving video of Sean Kimerling from his days at PIX11, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB_dWgBQ2Vw) showing us all why Sean has become the inspiration behind so many getting involved with testicular cancer awareness. This year, it was our honor and a true privilege to have as MC of the awards dinner PIX11’s Mary Murphy, who co-anchored the PIX11 Weekend News with Sean. Mary, who was very close to Sean and called him ‘the kid,’ has been with the foundation from the beginning.
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation thanks PIX11 for its continuous and generous support of this cause from the very beginning of the foundation’s creation and for its participation in this wonderful event by so many of its reporters including Mario Diaz and Kirsten Cole.
We would also like to extend our thanks to each golfer, dinner guest and all sponsors and partners. You have all contributed to saving lives and working towards a day when no man dies from this curable disease.
The SKTCF was established in memory of Sean Kimerling, the two time Emmy Award-winning anchor of PIX11 sports and pre-game announcer for the New York Mets. Sean died from testicular cancer on September 9, 2003. He was only 37. The Foundation was formed to raise awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Sean was with us in spirit at this event and would be proud of our continued efforts in raising awareness for the most common cancer in men ages 15-40.
Over the 13 years of this foundation’s existence, we have raised over 1.5 million dollars towards fighting testicular cancer. In addition to the Golf Tournament, the SKTCF sponsors the Annual Running of the Balls, distributes Self Exam Shower Cards nationally, speaks in schools to raise awareness and uses social media to reach the population of young men who most need to know the symptoms of testicular cancer and learn about self examination and early detection and treatment. Studies show that the Testicular Cancer rates are increasing every year and almost 8,700 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone. Testicular Cancer is 99% curable when diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages. Although TC is the most prevalent cancer in men under 40, men 40 years or older who are diagnosed with the disease have twice the risk of dying of the disease. So for ALL men, SKTCF knows that AWARENESS is the cure to Testicular Cancer. If he hears “you have testicular cancer” he needs to hear “we caught it early”.
Look for our 14th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner coming August 2017.