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Date: May 8, 2012
Location: Times Square, NY
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is proud to introduce Testicle Tuesdays: a brand new campaign designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer, encourage men to perform monthly self exams, and promote public discussion of the most common cancer in men 15 – 40.
How does it work?
It’s simple – most testicular cancers are found by men themselves. Checking your testicles monthly is the best way to identify a problem or a change that should be addressed with a physician. With our new Testicle Tuesdays campaign, we urge men to make a standing appointment to perform self exams on the second Tuesday of each month. We also encourage everyone to talk about testicular cancer and the importance of self exams on this day, to spread awareness and increase public knowledge of the disease.
What can I do?
If you’re a guy, the easiest way to get involved is by performing a testicular self exam (TSE) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and contacting your doctor if you notice any changes or anything that concerns you. See the video for a demonstration of how to correctly perform a TSE click here.
If you’re a parent, family member or significant other – remind the men in your life to perform self exams on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Send them text message reminders, leave them voice messages, write it in their calendars. Make sure Testicle Tuesdays and TSE’s become a part of their vocabulary.
Everyone can talk, text or tweet about testicular cancer on the second Tuesday of each month. Make a video, pen a song, write an article or letter to the editor. Download our Resource Kit and deliver a group presentation. Join our College Advisory Panel and show the world that young people can have an impact. Start an event! Work the word “testicle” into a conversation! Every mention can raises awareness and makes a difference!
Testicle Tuesday Talking Points:
• Testicle Tuesdays is an initiative of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF). SKTCF is dedicated to raising Awareness of TC and early diagnosis and treatment, providing Answers to those impacted by the disease, and promoting Action in the fight against TC.
• Almost every hour of every day a man is diagnosed with TC
• TC is the most common cancer in men age 15-40
• Men should perform TSE’s on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and follow up with their physician if any changes are observes or anything concerns them
• If diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages TC is 99% curable
• When it comes to TC, awareness is the cure
• Visit www.seankimerling.org for more info
Tell us about it
Social networking is a powerful tool. The more people we have sharing the Testicle Tuesdays message, the closer we are to a world where no man dies from testicular cancer. Please follow us on Twitter (link) and “Like” us on Facebook (link). And, please use your own social media accounts to spread the word about Testicle Tuesdays. Simply copy and paste the message(s) below and share with your network.
Sample Twitter message:
It’s #TesticleTuesday, the 2nd Tue of the month. Men – Check Em today! Visit www.seankimerling.org Follow @seankimerling
Sample Facebook status update:
Today is Testicle Tuesday™, the second Tuesday of the month. Join me in spreading the word about testicular cancer – the #1 cancer in men 15-40. Men: do a self exam today! Everyone: please “Like” the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, and visit www.seankimerling.org.
What are you waiting for? You can make a difference! Be a part of Testicle Tuesdays today!
SKTCF Raises Over $160,000 to Fight TC While Honoring NY Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree, and Global Philanthropists Dr. Brian Mehling and Eddie Amarante
PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner
Date: August 13, 2012
Location: Muttontown Country Club
The foundation announced that over $160,000 was raised to help drive awareness, provide answers and promote action in the fight against Testicular Cancer. Countless sports greats, television and radio personalities, corporations and individuals participated in the PIX11/SKTCF 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner, at Muttontown Country Club on August 13, 2012, a day Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed to be The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Day in New York City. PIX11 News Anchors Jodi Applegate and Mr. G hosted the awards dinner, which honored NY Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree, and Global Philanthropists Dr. Brian Mehling and Eddie Amarante. Attendees enjoyed a day of golf, lunch, dinner, live entertainment and contests at one of the regions premier clubs, and raised funds for a vital cause.
The Foundation greatly appreciates the commitment and support of the following sponsors and partners:
James Orphanides of Centurion Holdings LLC., New York Mets, NFL Network, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, The Richard E. Capri Foundation
Hole in One Sponsor:
Porsche of Roslyn
Blue Horizon Foundation
Ace Wire Cable & Co., American Realty Capital, CoxReps, Debmar-Mercury, Grassi & Co., Joseph Bencivenga, Joshua Kimerling, MetLife, Safeway Construction, Sleepys, Sony, Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, The Peelle Company, Twentieth Television
JE Media, Inc., New York Football Giants Inc., Robert B. Catell, Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distributors
Putting Contest Sponsor:
AJF Financial Services Inc., American Portfolios, Brady Construction, Michael Donahue, The Wagner Family Foundation
In Kind Sponsors:
Andrew Marc, Apple & Eve Juices, American Luxury Limousine Inc., Avion Tequila, Bacardi USA, Blue Horizon Foundation, Centurion Holdings LLC, CorinthianMedia, David Tyree, Donald Trump Country Club, Estee Lauders, Ernesto & Rita Grinberg, Gucci, HBO, IFlyTrapeze, Kiehls, Opici Wines, PIX11, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Mariano Rivera, Muttontown Country Club, NJ Devils, NY Knicks, NY Mets, Scott Gaines of Bug Country, TaylorMade, The Glen Head Country Club, The Golf Club at Chelsea, The Leewood Golf Club, The Paramount Country Club, The Pine Hollow Country Club, The SeaWane Country Club, The Sedgewood Country Club, Twentieth Television, UnitedHealthcare
NY Post - Click for original article
July 30, 2008
SNY's Gary Apple emcees Monday's 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament/Dinner to benefit the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation at the Bethpage Red Course (Farmingdale). Kimerling, the Ch. 11 sports anchor, was only 37 when he died from testicular cancer in 2003. Darryl Strawberry, Sean Landetta and Howard Cross are expected at the event.