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Archive for February, 2011

Are You Down With The Cause?

Since joining the crazy cancer community almost 5 years ago I have learned a few absolutes that exist with Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer.

  1. Cancer really does suck. Down With The Cause
  2. You’re never too young to have cancer.
  3. The earlier you are diagnosed the better.
  4. We Need More Awareness!!!

I am excited to announce a new campaign to help with the awareness part: Down With The Cause

Down With The Cause is a non-profit organization helping spread awareness of ovarian & testicular cancer among college students by college students. This new and upcoming movement, started by Jon Lewchenko in the Chicagoland area, is sure to be a hit. Besides raising awareness of ovarian cancer and testicular cancer amongst college students, Down With The Cause will also aid the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and the Testicular Cancer Society.

We are excited to be working with Jon and co-promoting ovarian and testicular cancer awareness. There are approximately 22,000 cases of ovarian cancer per year and 1,100 of those cases occur in women younger than 35 years old. Testicular cancer is the number one cancer for males aged 15-35. It is time that we come together and make a stand for both causes together.

So get down with your bad self and get Down With The Cause.
Help spread the word, raise awareness and support a new cause.

Testicular Cancer and Cell Phones

The jury is still out as to the risk of testicular cancer caused by cell phones. Instead of jumping into this debate we would rather give you the answer to a different question:

Can cell phones help battle testicular cancer? YES!!

Testicular Cancer Checker, a new free application for iPhone and iPod touch users has been launched by PSJ  Investments Limited from the UK. This app allows you to schedule monthly reminders to conduct self-testicular exams. The user can set the date and time that is convenient for the monthly exam so that it isn’t missed. If someone isn’t sure how to do a self-testicular exam the app takes care of that as well. The app gives detailed instructions and guidance and most importantly reminds the user to see a doctor quickly if a lump is detected.

The Testicular Cancer Checker is available in the AppStore for FREE. Don’t just download the app but be sure to share it with other men. Not only does it serve as a reminder to conduct regular exams but it can also be used to educate other men on how exactly to conduct a self-testicular exam.

Using the app can help you and sharing the app could help save another man’s life.

Would you feel awkward telling another guy about the Testicular Cancer Checker?

Well, why don’t you have him ask you about it?

There is no better way to trigger a conversation about cell phones and testicular cancer than with a little ball swag.

Don’t just protect your iPhone (and balls) but make a statement with Phoneballs!! Yep, silicone iPhone protectors are now available that come with testicles dangling from them. Not only can you protect your phone and create conversation about testicles and testicular cancer but 10% of the proceeds are donated to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation.

There you go, all the tools you need to use your phone to fight testicular cancer.

Now get out there and spread the word by talking balls!!!

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