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SKTCF BRINGS 10th ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF EVENT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB

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CONTACT: Rob Eccles, Executive Director
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SEAN KIMERLING TESTICULAR CANCER FOUNDATION BRINGS 10th ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF EVENT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB
PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner


New York, NY July 2, 2013 …Every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer. Sports legends, television and radio personalities, and hundreds of participants will join the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation at the PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY, to fight the disease. Honorees for this special anniversary event include former NHL player, NY Rangers announcer and testicular cancer survivor Joe Micheletti; longtime supporter Howard Margolies of United Healthcare; and rock critic, historian and talk show host Dave Marsh. The event includes a day of golf, food, entertainment and contests at one of the country’s premier clubs. Porsche of Larchmont will sponsor the Hole in One.

Rub elbows with local celebrities, enjoy a fabulous day of golf and support a great cause! Broadcast legend Rich Ackerman, NY Giants Super Bowl MVP Ottis “OJ” Anderson, NY Giants Stephen Baker “The Touchdown maker”, music superstar Gary “US” Bonds, NY Giants Jim Burt, NY Jets Chad Cascadden, NY Jets Pro Bowler Rich Caster, Yankees catcher Rick Cerone, actor Paul “Dr. Hook” D’Amato, NY Jets all-time kick-returner Bruce Harper, NY Mets legend Ed Kranepool, boxing gold medalist Mark Breland, sports broadcaster Ann Liguori, PIX11 personality Lionel, comedian and radio personality Jackie Martling, sports commentator Tommy McDonald, NY Giants Curtis McGriff, boxing heavyweight Gerry Cooney, PIX11 reporter Greg Mocker, NY Giants Karl Nelson, media personality Dan Abrams, PIX11’s Dr. Steve, Mets great Mookie Wilson and many others are invited to attend. Longtime foundation supporter PIX11 Weather Expert Mr. G will be the event’s emcee.

About Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer 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 in its earliest stages. In the case of testicular cancer, awareness truly is the cure.

About the 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 a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, recognized nationally as a key resource in the fight against testicular cancer.

“Bringing this very special 10th anniversary event to Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester County is truly a homecoming for the Foundation. This is both a time to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sean’s tragic passing, and an opportunity to celebrate 10 years of raising awareness and saving lives. Join us on August 5 to meet your sports heroes, connect and network, and help us fight the most common cancer in young men”, said Rob Eccles, the Foundation’s Executive Director.

For more information please visit www.seankimerling.org

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Attention New Yorkers: Celebrate Fathers Day At The Running Of The Balls

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Here’s something you should know: Every hour one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer (TC). It is highly treatable — in fact, 99 percent curable — when found and treated at its earliest stages. In the case of TC, awareness is essentially the cure.

With that in mind, we encourage people in the New York area to check out the first annual The Running of the Balls 5K, produced by NYCRUNS, on Roosevelt Island. The race will take place this Fathers Day, June 15, 2013. Participants are encouraged to donate a brand new sports ball, which will be distributed to needy children by charity partner Toys of Hope.

For more information on the race and the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, check out the official website here.

To read the entire article on SportsGrid click here.

SKTCF Releases Brand New TC Awareness Video

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Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer. 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 would like to change that, with humor. Cancer may not be funny, but getting men to "Check ‘Em” and making Testicular Cancer less taboo of a topic sure can be. We teamed up with a comedian on the rise, Jessimae Peluso and Ditch Films to help make "Be A Man. Self Exam" a household name with a new video, aptly titled “Phone Sex”. CLICK HERE to see video.

4th Annual Fred K's Cancer Event

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To register, please visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fredkscancer/4thfredkscancerevent
 
If you wish to show your support with a donation, you may donate to Lisa's page here:
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/lisa-leone/4thfredkscancerevent or

Serena's page here:
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/serenaahne/4thfredkscancerevent

Check ‘Em...Mom Says!

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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.