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Grab Your Balls and Run to Roosevelt Island:

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Announces the 2nd Annual Running of the Balls

 

New York, NY - Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer. But it is not one of the cancers you hear people talking about.  Why is that? It needs to be discussed, as men are needlessly dying from a disease that’s up to 99% curable when found early. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is raising awareness of the disease with the second Annual Running of the Balls 5k/10k, produced by NYC RUNS, taking place on Roosevelt Island on Saturday, June 14, 2014. 

The Running of the Balls will be the Father’s Day event of the year, as people from all over the NYC area will grab their balls and run to Roosevelt Island to celebrate Father’s Day early and help fight the most common cancer in young men. Participants will enjoy a great day and support two fantastic causes, as the Foundation is happy to continue their partnership with Toys of Hope. All event participants are asked to bring one brand new sports ball (baseball, basketball, football, etc.) to the event. They may either run with their balls and hand in later, or donate prior to start time. Toys of Hope will be collecting donated balls and distributing them to needy children and families in the NYC area.

Run, walk, or just enjoy a great day alongside the foundation’s awareness ambassador “Mr. Check ‘Em”, and the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign’s “Mr. Testicles”! The Running of the Balls, on Saturday June 14, 2014, is an electronically timed 5K on a USATF certified course. Onsite packet pickup starts at 8:00am. The 5k starts promptly at 9am, the 10k at 10am. The course will feature H20 stations. A bag check, restrooms, entertainment and post race snacks will be provided. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in each gender, in addition to several special categories. All participants will receive a souvenir “Running of the Balls” t-shirt. To register for the event, Click Here.

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.

About Toys of Hope:

Toys of Hope is a year-round organization based on Long Island, which provides desperately needed goods and services to over 65,000 needy, underprivileged and homeless children, their families and their pets from Montauk to Manhattan. The principal guiding mission is that all children, regardless of their financial status, race, religion or nationality, are deserving of those things which can help give them a happier life. The goal is to assist families in becoming self sufficient and in turn help to improve their children’s lives. Toys of Hope is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of New York and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible. For further information, visit www.toysofhope.org.

About NYC RUNS:

Founded in 2009 by career middle of the packer Steve Lastoe, NYC RUNS is an important resource for local runners seeking out information about races and running clubs in the New York Metropolitan Area. Offering race registration, timing and management services, NYCRUNS now reaches 30,000 or more local runners every month and is a valuable tool for connecting runners, running clubs, and race directors. For more info, visit www.nycruns.com

The Running of the Balls is the Father’s Day Event of the year! Every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer--let’s do something about it! Let’s Run With The Balls! 

 

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Check The Family Jewels!

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The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is happy to partner with survivor Michael DeChillo, Rudy's Barbershop and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on The Family Jewels, an event to raise awareness of testicular cancer. Join us at Rudy's Barbershop (14 West 29th Street, NYC) on Sunday, April 13 for an evening with Mr. Check 'Em, sexy nurses, music and food, and support a great cause - raising Awareness, providing Answers and promoting Action in the fight against the most common cancer in young men. To read Michael's story of survival, click here.

 

 

Introducing "The Ballsiest Man Of The Year"

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Youngstown natives win luxury trip for two in Things Remembered sweepstakes


Nation’s premiere engraving and personalization company awards a trip to the Cayman Islands to local serviceman

YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Chelsea Musselman cherishes the engraved bracelet her husband, Randy, sent her from his deployment in Afghanistan.

In a roundabout way, that bracelet would bring the Musselmans their greatest wish – a dream honeymoon for two to the Cayman Islands – just in time for the holidays.

Chelsea and Randy, who were never able to go away together as newlyweds because of Randy’s deployment and Chelsea’s bout with cervical cancer, are the grand prize winners in Things Remembered’s Ballsiest Man of the Year contest.

The online contest asked women to nominate the men in their lives who go above and beyond for their family and community. The contest also promoted awareness and fundraising for the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation.

Chelsea, who “liked” the Things Remembered Facebook page after Randy sent her that beloved bracelet, saw the contest in her news feed and knew she had to enter Randy, who is an E-4 in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Colorado Springs.

“Randy sacrifices a lot,” Chelsea said “He’s so humble about it, too. He is always there for me, no matter what. He knew how much I was hurting while he was away and he sent me this bracelet and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in what he does and is willing to do for me and our family.”

Chelsea describes Randy as “a real softie.”

“He is in the military and all those guys try to act so hard and tough, they try to hide their soft side. Randy is just such a wonderful husband and father and he just deserves this trip so much,” she said. “He really is the ‘ballsiest’ man I know. He’s tough and does what he needs to do, but he’s so sweet and soft at the same time.”

Chelsea’s entry was selected as one of five finalists in the contest. It was up to Things Remembered’s Facebook community to vote on their favorite. The couple earned twice as many “likes” as any of the other finalists, said Amy Myers, vice president of Creative Services at Things Remembered.

“Their story is so inspirational and so touching and it really resonated with our online community,” Myers said. “We are so happy for Chelsea and Randy and we can’t wait to hear about their dream trip to the Cayman Islands.”

Chelsea and Randy, who are stationed in Colorado Springs but both raised in the Youngstown, Ohio area, are already planning for their vacation of a lifetime.

“When I got the email that we had won, I just screamed,” Chelsea said. “This will be my first time to an ocean. It’s perfect because I get to experience this with Randy and this is our honeymoon! I’m so excited to put my feet in the sand and be in the water. Randy just keeps saying that he wants to lay on the beach and worry about nothing.”

The Musselmans’ 7-day Cayman Island vacation was provided by Corinthian Media to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation and awarded by Things Remembered.


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About Things Remembered
Things Remembered, based in Highland Heights, Ohio, is the nation’s leading chain of personalized gift stores, with more than 600 stores in 48 states. To find a Things Remembered store near you, go to www.thingsremembered.com/storelocator.

About the Foundation
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 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.

PIX11/SKTCF 11th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner

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Monday, July 28th 2014
Sleepy Hollow Country Club

 

Sports Honoree

Mariano Rivera

 

Corporate Honoree

Gib Gibson

 

To view the sponsorship brochure click here


If you are having any issues with signing up for the event contact Rosemary at 212-986-0892 ext. 101 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you would like to pay by check you may mail it to the foundation at The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, 150 Broadway Suite 1105, New York, NY 10038


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

All Sponsor Levels Receive:
Listing on sponsor board, Gift bag stuffing opportunity, Acknowledgment in program, Networking opportunities, Celebrity meet and greet, Brunch, Lunch on course, Cocktail hour with entertainment, Awards dinner


PRESENTING SPONSOR $30,000
Recognition during the event as Presenting Sponsor
Four threesomes with celebrity playing partners
Eight additional dinner guest for awards dinner
Reserved seating at awards dinner
Company banner at registration and dinner
Four tee signs
Full page ad in event program
SOLD

DIAMOND SPONSOR $20,000
Recognition during the event as Diamond Sponsor Three threesomes with celebrity playing partners Eight additional dinner guest for awards dinner Reserved seating at awards dinner Company banner at cocktail reception Four tee signs Full page ad in event program
TO BUY CALL 212-986-0892 *104 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PLATINUM SPONSOR $16,500
Recognition during the event as a Platinum Sponsor Two threesomes with celebrity playing partners Four additional dinner guest for awards dinner Two tee signs Full page ad in event program
TO BUY CALL 212-986-0892 *104 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GOLD SPONSOR $12,500

Recognition during the event as a Gold Sponsor Two threesomes with celebrity playing partner Two additional dinner guest for awards dinner One tee sign Half page ad in event program
TO BUY CALL 212-986-0892 *104 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SILVER SPONSOR $6,500

Recognition during the event as a Silver Sponsor
One threesome with celebrity playing partner
One tee sign
Quarter page ad in event program



CELEBRITY SPONSOR $3,000

Recognition during the event as a Celebrity Sponsor One threesome with celebrity playing partner Acknowledgment in event program

FOURSOME $3,000
Four playing spots



INDIVIDUAL GOLFER $800

One playing spot


DINNER ONLY $175

Dinner Silent/ Live Auction Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Underwriting opportunities allow generous businesses and individuals to express their support of The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation by defraying costs of the Event. All underwriters receive prominent signage and will be included in our dinner program.

Apparel $5,000

Dinner $5,000

Golf Cart $5,000

Refreshment Station $3,500

Brunch $3,000

Cocktails $3,000

Driving Range $3,000

Lunch $3,000

Invitation and postage $2,500

Caddie Bib $2,000

Hole sponsor $1,000

Putting contest (2 available) $1,000

Tee Sign Sponsor $300

 


Here are some of the amazing live auction items we have lined up for you:

Reservation for 4 at Rao's in NYC



4 Tickets to Jersey Boys



VIP Bus for 20 to a Mets Game seated in PIX11 Suite at CitiField



A week stay at a beautiful Villa in Cannes



Personally autographed Mariano Rivera Jersey



FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call - 212-986-0892 * 104
Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or call Eagel Sports at 914-332-4772
Reserve early * Space is limited!
Donate online @ www.seankimerling.org

The Moustache Bash

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The Things Remembered “Moustache Bash”


Throughout the week of November 11, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation took part in a fun and innovative program designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer. As you probably know, growing facial hair in the month of November has become a sign of support and awareness for men's health issues. During the “Moustache Bash”, Foundation staff and volunteers visited their local Things Remembered locations (the company has over 600 locations throughout the US) thanking company teammates and taking pictures incorporating Man Globes and moustaches. Both the Foundation and the stores posted pictures on Facebook on November 16 & 17, resulting in thousands of likes and shares, and increasing awareness of the disease and the Man Globes Program.


Display in Things Remembered
Queens, NY

Noah & Ervine Kimerling
Coral Springs, FL Store

Larry (Manager) & Ervine Kimerling
Coral Springs, FL Store
 
 Shari & Rob Eccles
Woodbridge Center, NJ Store

Amanda, Alannah, Jessica, Robert (Staff), Rafeena (Manager)
Queens, NY Store

Rabindra, Amanda, Alannah, Jessica, Robert (Staff), Rafeena (Manager) & Rosemary Hoosain

Jessica, Jennifer and Tayvein
Brunswick Square, NJ Store

Taylor and Emily Eccles show their support

Ashley and Rob Seaver
Natick, MA Store

Jasneel and Rob Eccles
Menlo Park, NJ Store


About Man Globes:For over 40 years Things Remembered has helped people celebrate life's big moments, and now they are helping to create a world where no man dies of testicular cancer with a great new product: Man Globes! This new line of engravable, male-centric bobble-head water globes is sure to be a popular holiday gift for the guy that has everything. There are six versions – including Beer Man, The Boss, The Ladies’ Man and The Workaholic – that each celebrate and cajole men for their occasionally irksome, yet always loveable idiosyncrasies. Every Man Globe purchased throughout the company’s retail sites, popular catalog and e-commerce website result in $2 going directly to SKTCF’s fight against testicular cancer.

About Things Remembered:Things Remembered, based in Highland Heights, Ohio, is the nation’s leading chain of personalized gift stores, with more than 600 stores in 48 states. For more information about Things Remembered or for store locations, call 800-274-7367 or log on to www.thingsremembered.com. For more news, follow Things Remembered on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

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.