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Introducing Testicle Tuesday

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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

Please send your Testicle Tuesday stories, videos, questions or suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tell us how you’re spreading the word about the most common cancer in young men. Select stories and videos will be shared on seankimerling.org and on our social networks, and one submission will be chosen as our Testicle Tuesdays Submission of the Year.

Tell Others

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!

 

New York Post Starr Report

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Michael Starr
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.

Health Leaders Media Highlights Carpetestes Video

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Gienna Shaw
HealthLeaders Media - Click for original article
July 9, 2008

 

I recently found myself clicking on a link that opened an online video—one in a series of humorous ads urging men to check themselves for testicular cancer. The person who forwarded the link to me didn't even know I cover healthcare marketing—he just thought I'd get a laugh out of it. Because, you know, there's nothing funnier than testicular cancer.

One of the ads is a bouncy "sing-along" to the tune of the popular Boy Scout song "Do your ears hang low?" with lyrics comprised of the many different slang terms for testicles. Another is a take-off of a 1950s public health film—the kind they used to show in school to warn children about the dangers of poor hygiene and other life-threatening issues. Dr. Harold Rounds deadpans his lines: "Gentleman, there is an important issue you and I need to discuss," he intones. "Your balls."

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Off-color crusade hits men in the ...

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By Heather May
The Salt Lake Tribune

What do you get when a group of mostly men brainstorm ways to promote self testicular exams?

There are about 30 phrases for testicles - "satchel full of yarbles," "donkey omelets" and "nutty buddies" to name a few - in a sing-a-long viral video that's a current hit on YouTube.

The Salt Lake City-based ad agency Struck and production house Cosmic Pictures created and produced a campaign they call "Carpe Testes" - humorously translated as "seize the balls" - for a New York testicular cancer foundation. Six months after their five videos were posted online, the sing-a-long, purposefully set to the tune "Do Your Ears Hang Low," was featured on YouTube's home page this week.

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Foundation Partners with onecause.com to Raise Awareness and Resources to Fight Testicular Cancer

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Many of the top Internet retailers and travel sites including Amazon, Lands End, Target, Dell, Expedia and more have joined forces with OneCause.com to donate part of every purchase to your favorite charity at no additional cost to you! Go to www.onecause.com select Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as your charity, then click through to your favorite store and shop as usual. Everyday purchases through OneCause, will earn contributions to help fight TC at no extra cost to you.

Thousands of dollars have been raised for charities. This is totally free … the money comes from merchants.

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