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U.S. Foundation Joins “Ballsy” Charities from Around the Globe at Zero Campaign Launch in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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U.S. Foundation Joins “Ballsy” Charities from Around the Globe at Zero Campaign Launch in Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

New York, NY - Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer, yet it’s not one of the cancers you hear people talking much about. Charities from around the world are coming together to change that at the worldwide launch of the Zero Campaign at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast City on March 16, 2013.

The Zero Campaign is designed to showcase the amazing results that Northern Ireland has achieved with zero deaths from testicular cancer for three years in a 10 year time frame. While the country has a small population, health systems are approaching the disease—one of the most curable cancers if caught and treated in the very early stages—with strategies that successfully encourage early detection, treatment and follow up. The Zero Campaign intends to encourage other countries to look at how they fight this disease. Testicular cancer charities from all over the US, UK and Europe will meet to share ideas, network and collaborate.

“We are all very excited. We don’t often get a chance to meet and celebrate what is great news in the fight against cancer, especially in a country that has shown that it’s possible to achieve zero deaths from testicular cancer,” says Patrick Cox, founder and CEO of Male Cancer Awareness Campaign, and the host of the event. “We are delighted to have the Sean Kimerling Foundation attend our event. They are a bold male cancer charity, and they’ve inspired us.”

“This is a great opportunity to learn from the efforts in Belfast and across the UK, which are audacious, irreverent and above all, successful” says Rob Eccles, Executive Director of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. “We’re honored to be among those invited to attend.”

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. For more info please visit www.seankimerling.org.

About the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign:
Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC) is the UK’s boldest, most daring and most innovative charity and the organizer and host of the Zero Campaign in Belfast City, Northern Ireland. Patrick Cox founded the charity 8 years ago. Learn more at www.malecancer.org.


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Running of the balls

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Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Location: Roosevelt Island, NY

 

 

Celebrate Father’s Day early and help fight the most common cancer in young men. Grab your balls and join the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Saturday, June 15 on Roosevelt Island for our first annual The Running of the Balls 5K, produced by NYCRUNS. To register for the event click here. Check out this video on youTube (click image below).

 
Brian Harrington is a very recent testicular cancer survivor, teacher and co-owner of Transform Fitness and Training in Eastchester, NY. Join Brian and his Transform Fitness team at the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation’s first annual Running of the Balls on June 15, 2013 on Roosevelt Island.  Click here to read Brian's story.
 

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!

A big congrats to our award recipients!

 
  Male Female
1st Place Guy Cornelius Locky Trachsel
2nd Place Grant Sheely Kristin Coleman
3rd Place Paul Westhart Ruth Hamilton

 

The Valentine’s Day Check Press Release

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The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Brings Awareness with a Twist
The Valentine’s Day Check

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiF8CT7FQG4

New York, NY - 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 showing men how to properly "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 called The Valentine’s Day Check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiF8CT7FQG4

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. For more info please visit www.seankimerling.org.

About Ditch Films:

Ditch Films is the production team of director Jesse Scaturro and comedian Yannis Pappas. Ditch is a full service production company specializing in creating and producing original programming, short and long-form narratives, commercials and branded content. http://ditchfilms.com/

About Jessimae Peluso:

Jessimae Peluso is a NYC based Stand up Comedian/Actress and recent Testicular Cancer Awareness advocate.  Jessimae is “a bottle rocket with a pulse,” headed in only the expected, upward trajectory of a firecracker, and ready to explode.  She's been featured on Tru TV's All Worked up, The Tyra Banks show and can be seen on MTV's Girl Code, due out in April. http://www.jessimae.com  

Yankees prospect Tyler Austin beats testicular cancer, becomes one of Bombers most highly-rated prospects and could reach Majors by 2014

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Tyler Austin, playing first base for the Trenton Thunder here, is climbing the Yankees farm system after being diagnosed with - and beating - testicular cancer at age 17. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-prospect-austin-beats-testicular-cancer-rockets-system-article-1.1260411

 

Get The Check. Support A Charity. Prevent Testicular Cancer.

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The video below comes to us via our friends at the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, which aims to raise the awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. In short: it’s about balls, which we often write about on SportsGrid. It’s almost Valentine’s day, guys. Love your balls. Get the check… but probably do it yourself. - SportsGrid