The Testicular Cancer Society awarded a 2012 grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation
In November we had the pleasure of attending the Lexington Cancer Foundation’s Eighth Annual Grants Award Ceremony Luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfurt, Kentucky. We were honored to have our attendance requested as we were selected as a 2012 Lexington Cancer Foundation Grant Recipient.
Our grant award is being used to produce the Mountain Survivors Radio Show on WMMT in Whitesburg, Kentucky. The show is produced and hosted by our great friend and testicular cancer survivor, Sam Neace. Mountain Survivors uses 15,000 watts to broadcast the stories of cancer survivors throughout much of eastern Kentucky and the surrounding Appalachia area. Kentucky has the highest incident rates of cancer in the U.S. and the outcomes in eastern Kentucky are worse compared to other areas. Mountain Survivors shares the voices of local survivor’s stories in hopes of stimulating conversations that will lead to change.
We can’t thank the Lexington Cancer Foundation enough for their support on such a project and we can’t wait to show them the progress we have made. Since 2004, the Lexington Cancer Foundation has awarded and pledged over $8 million to cancer organizations and their fight against cancer.
Please take a moment to watch the video below and see what an incredible impact the Lexington Cancer Foundation is making. Please help our great programming by Liking the Mountain Survivors Facebook page.
Cincinnati Tri-State Area Kroger Shoppers Supporting the Testicular Cancer Society
Thank You for registering your Kroger cards in 2012 in support of the Testicular Cancer Society. Despite a late start we received a nice donation from Kroger thanks to you registering your cards and shopping.
In order to continue to help the Testicular Cancer Society you must re-register for 2013.
To Renew, Go to Kroger Community Rewards
- Under “Kroger Community Rewards,” click where it says “Click here to sign in.”
- Sign in with your email and password.
- At “Find Your Organization” enter Testicular Cancer Society or 83043 and then save.
If you didn’t register in 2012 you can still help support the Testicular Cancer Society every time you go to Kroger and it doesn’t cost you a penny.
If you’re in the Cincinnati Tristate area (including KY, IN and Dayton) simply register your Kroger Plus Card by going to Kroger Community Rewards and then scroll down to where it says, “Cincinnati, OH” and click “Enroll Now”
You may have to create an online account (if you don’t already have an one). You may have a Krogers Card but not an online account but don’t worry as you can tie your current Krogers card to your new account. Then just pick the Testicular Cancer Society (ID# 83043) as your charity to support.
Kroger will send the Testicular Cancer Society a donation every quarter based on how much our supporters spend.
Thank you so much for your support. While it may not seem like you are doing much you are actually raising quite a bit of money for our organization simply by registering your card and shopping at Krogers.
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated and Needed,
Testicular Cancer Awareness at the Carrington College California Health Fair
A Health Fair was held on February 21, 2013 on the Antioch, California campus of Carrington College California and was attended by over 150 students in their LVN Nursing program, Pharmacy Technicians, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assistant programs as well as faculty and administrative staff.
The Health Fair included a display to spread awareness for Testicular and Breast Cancer and the importance of self exams. The display was playfully titled “Touch your junk, it’s the biz” and included anatomical models of the male and female anatomy as well as hands on displays that allowed participants to feel for lumps in the female breasts and the male testicles.
Those who were able to correctly identify the number and size of lumps were awarded with their own set of bouncing balls and/or chicken breast sandwiches. The Health Fair was a huge success and spread the word about testicular cancer to many people who were shocked at the statistics involved and who eagerly collected the brochures to share with their friends, family and loved ones. With a cure rate of 90-100% for early detection, it is a game we can all win with a little awareness and a monthly self exam!
Thanks to Carrington College California for including our brochures in their display.
Hear about the latest testicular cancer treatments and how to check for testicular cancer
This live-streaming webinar is presented Dr. Mark S. Litwin.
Dr. Litwin is the Chair of Urology at UCLA and Director of their Testicular Cancer Program.
Visit www.urology.ucla.edu at 1 p.m. PST, Thursday, February 7, 2013, to join the webinar and ask live questions.
Join the conversation on Twitter at @UCLAHealth with hashtag #UCLAMDChat to ask Dr. Litwin questions.
Click here to register for this event.
This is a great opportunity for testicular cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers to hear first-hand from Dr. Litwin and to be able to ask questions.
Hope You Enjoy It,
2013 Marks the 3rd Annual Jaimeson Jones Memorial 5k
Seattle, WA – The 3rd Annual Jaimeson Jones Memorial 5k will be held on Sunday March 24, 2013 at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA.
The 5K Trail Run/Walk is in honor and memory of Jaimeson Jones, a Bothell High School cross-country runner who graduated in 2008 and then rowed crew at Washington State University during his freshman year in 2008-2009. Jaimeson died on October 7, 2010 after a six-year battle with testicular cancer.
Funds raised benefits the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship at WSU, which provides scholarships for students who have or have had a sibling with cancer.
You can donate directly to the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship by:
Click on “Search By Keyword”
Type “Jaimeson” and the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship will pop right up
From there a gift can be made
This is a 3rd Party event that is not associated with the TCS but we think it is awesome.
F.A.S.T. – Fifty And Still Trackin’ is taking Falls for The Balls and skydiving to support the Testicular Cancer Society
In December, 50 skydivers, all over the age of 50, gathered in Zephyrhills, Florida at the Skydive City Drop Zone to make a difference by taking some Falls for The Balls. They built a incredible 50-person formation during their freefall and raised over $4800 in support of the Testicular Cancer Society.
F.A.S.T. or Fifty And Still Tracking is an organization for skydivers over 50 years of age who still love the sport and skydive their butts off!!! Who love formations, sequential, and all new innovations of the sport. Check out their Facebook Page at FAST 50 Fifty And Still Trackin‘
After their awesome formation they held a dinner and auctioned off the first 50 membership numbers. Their enthusiasm and generosity raised over $4800 for the Testicular Cancer Society and that is just the beginning. They are continuing to support the TCS by adding new members and with t-shirt and patch sales.
You can become a F.A.S.T. member if you were 50 years of age at the time of being in a 10-way or larger formation. By going to the F.A.S.T. Facebook page qualified jumpers can email a photo with their slot marked, date of birth and date of photo to become a member. As membership in the FAST Organization is for charity they request that a check for $10 (or more if so inclined) made out to the “Testicular Cancer Society” also be included in order to gain membership. Also, see their page for the t-shirts and patches.
We would like to congratulate the original organizers of the F.A.S.T. 50-way on an awesome accomplishment and also thank them for the largest single-day donation in TCS history. They have shown that no matter what it is that you love to do you can do it and make a huge difference at the same time. Thank you so much for your generosity, support and enthusiasm. We look forward to many more Falls for The Balls!!!
We Give Thanks, We Get Deals but What about Giving Back?
Black Friday! Cyber Monday! Why is it that as soon as we finish our meal on Thanksgiving our focus shifts from giving thanks to what can we get?
Deals are great but can’t we do something to be greater?
#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.
Changing the focus of a nation from shopping to giving is a monumental task but you can help.
On Tuesday, November 27th, take a moment to see how you can give back. We realize that money is tight and time is limited but there are easy and inexpensive ways for you to Give Back and help make Giving Tuesday a success.
We have a list of 16 Easy Ways to Help the Testicular Cancer Society so considering doing a few this Tuesday and be a part of a changing movement.
Thanks for Your Support,
Being diagnosed with cancer is expensive and almost all of us could use some help with those expenses. That is why the Testicular Cancer Society partners with GiveForward, a company that provides free fundraising pages to help with those medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs.
The Need for Research with Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Testicular Cancer Survivors
As survivors we have the opportunity to help pave the road for future young men that are diagnosed. That is why we are very excited that Dr. Melissa Carpentier from the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Houston, TX could share with us about her current study with testicular cancer survivors. The following is what she had to say…
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in AYA men. Because so much happens in the AYA years…moving out on your own, college/vocational school, work, dating, marriage, children, a diagnosis of testicular cancer at this time can really throw you for a loop. Unfortunately, there is very little research out there on the impact of testicular cancer during the AYA years. That’s where we come in…with your help, we hope to fill this gap in research and help others diagnosed with testicular cancer in the future.
The focus of our 5-year, National Cancer Institute funded study is on examining the impact of testicular cancer on romantic relationships and quality of life in the AYA years. There are 3 phases to our study: individual interviews and focus groups, web-based survey, and web-based intervention program. Currently, we are recruiting individuals to wrap up our first phase of interviews and focus groups. Survivors 18 to 39 years, who have completed treatment for testicular cancer within the past 5 years, and who are located in the United States are eligible to participate.
If you are interested in learning more about our study or participating, please contact us toll free, (855) 700-5939, or via email, email@example.com. You can also find information about our study on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AYATCResearch and, in particular, on our FAQs: https://www.facebook.com/AYATCResearch#!/notes/aya-testicular-cancer-research/frequently-asked-questions/236054709850386.
Thanks in advance for considering this research opportunity and please share with any and all testicular cancer survivors you may know. The more perspectives we have, the better we can identify and meet the needs of AYA testicular cancer survivors!
Testicular Cancer Society was the Cause of the Day
On July 8th the Testicular Cancer Society was featured as the Cause of the Day on the AOL homepage as part of the AOL Impact program. The link went to our own Testicular Cancer Society AOL Impact page that contained additional information about our organization. With the millions of AOL homepage viewers this was a big step in helping us try to reach the 38 million men in the U.S. that are most at risk for testicular cancer. A huge Thank You to AOL Impact for helping us make a difference.