“Brian Harrington shared his personal battle with testicular cancer and truly brought awareness to each student in an educational and special way.”
- Tara Algerio-Vento, District Family Nurse Practitioner, Rockville Centre UFSD
Dear Friends and Supporters,
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation’s mission is raising awareness about testicular cancer for early detection, treatment and cure, since as you know by now TC is up to 99% curable when diagnosed in its earliest stages. Brian Harrington’s engagement of those high school students is one powerful way that we do this to achieve Sean’s wish to educate men like himself about testicular cancer, particularly those most vulnerable between 15 and 40 years old.
In 2016 we sponsored Educational Programs - serious, fun and irreverent - to promote TC Awareness:
Held the 4th Annual Running of the Balls on Father’s Day, which attracted over 700 runners, including the Ulman Cancer Center Survivor’s Team. With this event we were able to reach the very demographic that we need to educate. Sponsors included Bencivenga and Associates, P.C, Wolaco –Way of Life Athletic Co, the Kimerling Family and Street-Works Studio. Todd Rosenbluth, TC survivor, was again champion of the Crowdrise Fundraisers, raising over $6000.
Tee’d off at the 13th Annual PIX11/SKTCF Celebrity Golf Tournament, honoring the great football player and friend of SKTCF, “OJ” Anderson, MVP of Super Bowl XXV. Special thanks to Tribune Media Company Charitable Foundation and PIX11, Sean’s station, for their dedication to honoring Sean and their ongoing support of this great event.
Partnered with our friends at WOLACO, a young and growing company, who sponsored “Feeling’ Nuts,” a Run down the Westside Highway path in Wolaco sports underwear followed by a gathering in the trendy Meatpacking district to benefit SKTCF.
Awarded a $5000 grant to USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to further their work in developing a Testicular Cancer Curriculum for the Los Angeles Unified School District piloted in Fall 2016. If successful as we expect it to be, we will work to bring it to schools in the tri-state area.
Continued to build www.theballreport.com, our website about balls. The site’s content - designed to get everyone thinking about their balls and highly crafted to attract those young men most at risk – has reached over a quarter of a million people in the last year alone with a subtle effective awareness message.
Social Media: Natalie Shivdat, social media coordinator and Jeff Oppenheim, social media advisor and guru increased our Facebook and Twitter presence substantially to the demographic most at risk of TC.
Continued to distribute our SKTCF very effective shower cards to high schools, colleges and other organizations for early detection.
Many thanks to our Board, the Golf Committee, Rosemary Shameer and each and every one of you for your generous support. Whether you are old friends or new, each of you gives us hope that we can continue to work together towards a time when no man need die of testicular cancer.
YOUR PART: As we look forward to 2017, with increased outreach and visibility for the TC Awareness message, we ask you once again to dig deep and contribute generously so that together we continue to work towards a time when young men routinely check their testicles. . Your commitment and generous donations enable us to spread the word - Check’em' if You Got’em! - for Awareness IS the Cure.
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We remain grateful to you for partnering with us in this important cause.
President & CEO
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.