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Looking Ahead to a Great 2012 and Beyond

As I write this message I'm just ending my third full week as the new Executive Director of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, and I'm taking a step back from learning about the Foundation, where we've come from and what we've done, to giving you – our friends and supporters – a glimpse into the great things we are prepared to do. In the coming months, we are setting a course to:
  • Unveil an exciting new awareness initiative designed to put TC in the spotlight and drive support of our mission.
  • Partner with systems – including corporate, healthcare and school systems – in ways that make a difference.
  • Engage new audiences, including survivors and the newly diagnosed.
  • Increase the breadth of our support, and the depth of our programs.
  • Create a culture of Awareness, Answers and Action in the fight against TC.
I'm hard at work to make this plan a reality. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with each of you, and I'm honored to be entrusted with leading an institution that means so much, to so many. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is embarking on a journey, and the destination is a world where no man dies from TC. I hope you'll join us.

Sincerely,

Rob Eccles, MBA, MHP
Executive Director
Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation


8TH Annual Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner Raises Over $115,000 to Fight TC



Rich Ackerman, Gary ' US' Bonds, Lolita Lopez, Rick cerone, Rich Caster, Chad Cascadden, John Amirante, Curtis McGriff, Daniel Rodriguez, Randy Neuman, Stephen Baker, OJ anderson, Jackie Martling, Ken Schroy, Noah Kimerling and Bruce Eagel

Download the full press release.

View pictures from the day.

SKTCF announced that over $115,000 was raised to fight TC while honoring Bud Harrelson, NY METS Hall of Famer. SKTCF thanks the NY METS, YANKEES, JETS and GIANTS legends, TV, Entertainment, and Radio personalities, corporations and many individuals who participated in the PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner, at Muttontown Country Club on August 4, 2011.

Rich Ackerman, Ottis “OJ” Anderson, Jodi Applegate, Stephen Baker, Gary “US” Bonds, Chad Cascadden, Rich Caster, Rick Cerone, Arthur Chi'en, Mr. G., Bud Harrelson, Gil Hodges Jr, Lionel, Lolita Lopez, Jackie Martling, Curtis McGriff, Greg Mocker, Mary Murphy, Ken Schroy, Dr. Steve, Jim Watkins, Gus Williams, and others enjoyed a day of golf, lunch, dinner, live entertainment and contests at one of the region's premier clubs. Porsche of Roslyn sponsored the “Hole in One”.

WABC-TV Director of Meteorology Bill Evans hosted the awards dinner. John Amirante sang The National Anthem and Daniel Rodriguez sang God Bless America. SKTCF honored NY METS legend Bud Harrelson and Andrew J. Friedman of AJF Financial Services, Inc. for their philanthropic efforts.

The Foundation is appreciative of the proclamation issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, proclaiming August 4, 2011 in New York City to be The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Day.

Our thanks to everyone who attended or supported this great event!

Our 2012 golf event is just around the corner. For sponsorship information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We proudly thank the Metro N.Y. Region, Porsche Club of America, who selected the SKTCF as their 2011 “Fuel the Cure” charity.



(From left to right) Marc Campisi, Rob Eccles, Rich Smith, Jeff Goldberg, Ervine Kimerling, Larry Goldberg, Rich Sobel


Events Across the Country and Abroad Supported SKTCF and the Fight Against TC Throughout the Year.

The foundation thanks friends and supporters across the United States and elsewhere who have joined the fight against testicular cancer.

Pushups for Cancer Awareness raises over $40,000 in the fight against TC!



The Pushups for Cancer Awareness campaign spanned the month of October, and participants raised funds based on the number of pushups they completed over those 31 days. This incredibly successful initiative engaged people in a fun and purposeful way, raised awareness and made an incredible contribution to the work of SKTCF.

For more information about Pushups for Cancer Awareness, please visit the campaign's Crowdrise page.



  • 2nd Annual Traveling Baseball Babes walk to support the cause
  • Sylvie raises much needed funds running the ING New York City Marathon. For more information on her efforts and accomplishment, click here.
  • 2nd Annual Wine Tasting brings people together to fight TC. View photos from the day's event.
  • 2nd Annual Blondie's Event raises double the previous year!
  • Flag Football Tournament at the Purdue University takes action in the fight against TC
  • 1st Annual NY Mets Testicular Awareness Night tells fans: If you hear “you have testicular cancer”, you want to hear “we caught it early”.
Join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to receive updates on new events throughout the year.

Create a “Virtual Event” to support the fight against TC. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on creating a CAUSE benefitting SKTCF on your Facebook page.

Sponsoring an event is a great way to boost awareness of testicular cancer and attract socially conscious individuals. For information on how to sponsor an event contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download our special events brochure here.




SKTCF Announces New Executive Director

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is proud to welcome Rob Eccles as Executive Director. Rob has many years of experience working with and managing a variety of nonprofits. He has had success in the fields of mental health, substance abuse treatment, women's and children's services, and healthcare - including a ten year career with the American Cancer Society, where he held the position of Regional Vice President.

Rob's focus will be on growing the foundation and its mission of raising awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment, expanding the foundation's reach, and providing the nationally recognized source for awareness, answers and action. Rob lives in New Jersey with his wife and two young daughters.


SKTCF Announces Call for Board Members

If you would like to be considered for SKTCF's volunteer board, please submit a letter explaining your interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Subject: Board Consideration. The search committee regularly reviews candidates and will be in touch to discuss your interest.




For information on current and future programs, please click here.

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 click here. Every health club and gym should have them available. $15.00 will cover shipping and handling fees for 60 shower cards distributed to individuals at risk. A recurring gift can supply over 60 shower cards PER MONTH. Please donate now.

New Print Education Materials Available for Download on SKTCF Website

Click here.

The Diagnosis Poster

The Diagnosis Poster is a graphic representation of incidence of TC in United States Health providers, gyms, and schools should display this poster as an important reminder of testicular exams. Created pro-bono as a public service by Barker/DZP.

$25.00 will help supply over 40 self-exam posters to healthcare or health service providers' offices, high schools or college gyms, and health clubs. A recurring gift can supply over 40 posters per month.

$50.00 will help provide over 100 print education resources to community groups and activists who want to help provide information on testicular health and self-examination. A recurring gift can supply over 100 pieces PER MONTH.


Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation TC Resource Kit

This online education program includes multimedia and interactive presentations. Also included are training materials targeting discussions with medical and health services professionals. Every month activists, community leaders, survivors, and health providers download materials and help educate their communities on issues relating to testicular cancer. By the end of the year health providers, educators, activists and survivors are projected to have made over 700 presentations. There is no cost to download the Resource Kit. Start Educating Your Community Today! Register here.

Help Support SKTCF's Education Programs

Click here.


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.

Current programs include:

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 you can auction on Ebay/Missionfish and designate SKTCF as the beneficiary? Visit www.ebay.com or www.missionfish.org to get started.


More than 900 of the top Internet retailers and travel sites including Amazon, eBay, Target, Apple, Expedia and more have joined forces with GoodShop.com to donate part of every purchase to a favorite charity at no additional cost to you! Go to www.goodshop.com 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 www.goodsearch.com, select Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as your cause, and every time you search the web GoodSearch.com will donate a penny. It Adds up!!! Other charities have raised thousands of dollars.


Future Programs

In 2007 the foundation created and launched a series of hugely popular viral videos on YouTube and Carpetestes.org. The 6 videos created a very successful viral campaign, and in total, have been viewed over 2 million times. The Carpetestes videos are still ranked within the top 100 most viewed nonprofit videos on YouTube. SKTCF seeks to create, distribute, and position a new set of Carpetestes videos using web 2.0/3.0 tactics. The goal is to create another viral campaign. The Foundation seeks funding to increase the Carpetestes program portfolio. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for sponsorship opportunities.

To promote racial and ethnic health care equity, the foundation envisions outreach programs utilizing online, offline, and social networking platforms to promote awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to Latino populations. The death rate among Latino men who have the disease is approximately 60% higher than White men. Early intervention is linked to awareness about testicular cancer, and the critical importance of earlier treatment. Latino populations are highly reachable via new media and online platforms. Multiple research studies suggest Latinos' access social networking sites more than Whites', and tend to be culturally drawn to the collective qualities of social networking. The Foundation wants to create culturally competent messaging and compelling new media outreach, thereby empowering the community to promote earlier treatment and improve health outcomes. Projects include:
  • New Media Programs targeting Latino populations
  • Spanish Language Shower Cards
  • Spanish Language Brochures and Posters
  • Spanish Language Carpetestes Videos
  • Spanish Language Resource Kits
  • Spanish Language Website
For sponsorship information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



For information on the latest TC research advances please visit the Research page of our website by clicking here.


SKTCF respects the importance of using your resources wisely, to further the foundation's mission. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation's nonprofit reports are posted on www.guidestar.org.
You may register on the site for free.








“If he hears you have testicular cancer, he NEEDS to hear, we caught it early."

WAYS TO HELP

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 honor your loved one.

Tribute donations honor a special person or event.

Stock donations of appreciated securities support 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. .

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. Send forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DO YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS FOR 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